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Kent State is boosting tuition by 1.5 percent, a half percent below the state cap
University's $638 million budget is an increase of about $20 million
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Kent State is boosting tuition by 1.5 percent, a half percent below the state cap.

The trustees also voted this morning to devote the roughly $4.75 million raised by the increase to merit-based scholarships, with roughly a third designated for incoming freshmen.

University spokesman Eric Mansfield  says the scholarships are part of the university's “First Choice” initiative to draw higher-achieving students, who have a better chance of graduating.

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"I think this is a very good-news day for us because it’s a modest increase, it's giving back to the students, the efficiency of our spending is reflected in the new budget and our incoming class with a 3.3 average GPA  should spell success.
"We do anticipate a small increase in the state funding this year, but the model also shows a decrease  in the second year, so the trustees are trying to plan for that as well.”

Kent has reached its maximum for freshman admissions on the main campus for the fall.

The university is also freezing most fees, though it is charging extra for students who take more than 16 credit hours in a semester. Mansfield says that affects less than 10 percent of the student body.

Akron and Cleveland State have approved 2 percent tuition hikes, though Cleveland is offering a rebate to students based on their academics. Miami went with a 1.5 percent hike and Ohio State is freezing tuition.

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