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Marshall University Increases Tuition and Fees by 4.25%

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – The Board of Governors of Marshall University approved the university’s tuition and fees for all students for 2018-2019 academic year.

Beginning in fall 2017:

  • Full-time, resident undergraduate students at Marshall will pay $165 more per semester
  • Undergraduate students who live in Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike or Scioto counties in Ohio, and Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Martin and Pike counties in Kentucky will pay $285 more per semester
  • Non-resident undergraduate students will pay $379 more per semester
  • Resident graduate students will pay $172 more per semester
  • Graduate students who live in Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike or Scioto counties in Ohio, and Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Martin and Pike counties in Kentucky will pay $304 more per semester
  • Non-resident graduate students will pay $414 more per semester

In addition to the 4.25 percent tuition increase, residence hall rates will increase from $54 per semester for a double room with bath in the first-year residence halls and meal plans will increase by between $52 and $68 per semester, depending on the plan selected.

There will also be a $2.50 per semester parking fee increase.

According to university officials, part of the revenue from the tuition increase will be used to supplement the financial aid available to students, including both need- and merit-based scholarships. In addition, $50,000 will be allocated to the Student Activities Board for programming.

Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert said the tuition increase and funds from the parking fee increase will help build up the Marshall University Police Department as the university’s footprint expands along Hal Greer Boulevard, due primarily to the anticipated School of Pharmacy facilities.

According to Gilbert, 10 additional MUPD officers will be hired this year to cover the university’s Huntington locations, bringing the total number of officers on the force to 33.

He added the funding also will allow the hiring of three additional dispatchers and the purchase of equipment, including radios and a vehicle. He also said the university is doing an audit of lighting on campus and will be adding lights where needed.

Marshall University says that the new tuition and fee rates will be posted at www.marshall.edu/tuition in the next few days.


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