HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Tuition and housing costs are going up at Marshall University next year. But meal tickets will be cheaper, so students could end up paying less for an education.
The university's Board of Governors approved a tuition increase today of 105 dollars per semester. The average cost for housing will increase 163 dollars. Both increases are effective this fall.
Marshall spokesman Dave Wellman says the increases will boost the total semester cost to 5,589 dollars, up from 5,321 dollars.
But when the cost of an unlimited meal plan is factored in, students could end up paying about 95 dollar less for tuition, room and board. The cost of a meal plan will drop to 1,437 dollars per semester from the current 1,800 dollars.
Tuition at most universities across the state is going up this fall by between three percent and six-and-a-half percent.