Budget Cuts Force DSU To Change Tuition Plans
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Delta State University wasn’t going to raise tuition next fall, but President Bill LaForge said state budget cuts changed the university’s mind.
College Board trustees have given preliminary approval to the 3,600-student university’s plan to raise the price for two full-time semesters of tuition and fees from $6,418 to $6,733. Trustees are scheduled to vote on final approval later.
Delta State charges Mississippi residents and out-of-state students the same price for tuition.
Mississippi’s other seven public universities had already announced planned increases for fall 2017 last year. The average price of tuition statewide will go up 3.8 percent to $7,294.