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Marshall University Approves 5 Percent Tuition Increase

Marshall University

Marshall University in Huntington has approved a $119 million budget that will increase tuition by 5 percent.

The university’s board members approved the budget Wednesday.

Tuition will be increased across the board for in-state, out-of-state and metro students. Overall, the tuition increase equates to an increase of $170 per semester for in-state students, an extra $390 per semester for out-of-state students and an additional $299 for metro students.

Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert says the university’s tuition remains an affordable option.

The budget will also include $45.9 million in allocations from the state of West Virginia, about $55.8 million from tuition and fees and a $3.1 million dip into the university’s reserve funds.