Wright State University proposed a $188 annual tuition increase for students as part of its draft $298 million operating budget, which was reviewed during a workshop Thursday.
University trustees will vote on the fiscal year 2014 budget, which totals $403 million with research grants and contracts included, during their April 26 meeting. The university’s budget will be subject to change depending on the outcome of the state budget, which will be finalized by June 30.
The proposed tuition increase represents a 2.2 percent hike for all students, bringing in-state tuition to $8,542. The $188 increase is the most allowed by the state budget. Ohio lawmakers plan to cap tuition increases levied by universities at either 2 percent or $188, whichever is greater.
The increase is lower than the 3.5 percent allowed in previous years.
Wright State expects to continue to have one of the lowest tuition prices in Ohio. In the current school year, Wright State’s tuition was the fourth lowest among public Ohio universities, and second-lowest of those that do not receive special supplemental funding from the state.
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