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Tuition increase for USM announced


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.


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