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Tuition Climbing At Some State Schools

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Tuition is going up at five of Mississippi’s eight public universities.

The College Board gave final approval to tuition plans for the next two academic years Thursday, after giving preliminary approval in October.

Average in-state tuition and fees would rise 2.8 percent to $6,509 in fall 2014. In 2015, average tuition would rise 3 percent to $6,703.

Delta State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Mississippi University for Women plan no increases over the next two years.

The University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University would both raise tuition by 5 percent or more each year. Yearly charges at those two and the University of Southern Mississippi would rise above $7,000 in 2015.

Alcorn State University and Jackson State University raise tuition by smaller percentages than Ole Miss and MSU.