Tuition increase for USM announced

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WDAM reported on April 20 that eight public universities in Mississippi, including The University of Southern Mississippi, will raise tuition prices starting in fall 2017.

Here’s a look at tuition and fees for two semesters (fall and spring), as well as the percentage change from the current academic year according to Mississippi College Board:

University of Southern Mississippi: $8,218, up 7.3 percent. (includes a $35-a-semester facilities fee and a $20-a-semester activities fee).

University of Mississippi Medical Center: $8,190, up 7.1 percent.

University of Mississippi: $8,300, up 7 percent (includes a $50-a-semester facilities fee and a $5-a-semester activities fee).

Mississippi Valley State University: $6,422, up 5 percent (includes a $10-a-semester activities fee).

Mississippi University for Women: $6,614, up 9.1 percent (includes a $50-a-semester facilities fee).

Mississippi State University: $8,318, up 6.9 percent (includes a $50-a-semester facilities charge and a $5-a-semester activities fee).

Jackson State University: $7,621, up 5 percent (includes a $50-a-semester facilities fee and $10-a-semester activities fee).

Delta State University: $6,859, up 6.9 percent (includes a $60-a-semester facilities fee).

Alcorn State University: $6,878, up 5.1 percent.

The College Board approved tuition changes on April 20.