Miami University students will pay more for college starting this fall after trustees on Friday approved a 2 percent increase in tuition.
The new tuition rates will be $13,533 for Ohio residents and $29,640 for out-of-state students. That is an increase of $267 per year for Ohio undergraduates and $584 per year for those from out of state.
The 2 percent increase will also apply to Miami’s graduate programs and campuses in Hamilton and Middletown.
Students who have earned fewer than 68 credit hours at the regional campuses in Middletown and Hamilton will pay $5,137; student who have earned 68 or more credit hours at those campuses will pay $7,783.
Two percent is the maximum increase allowed by the state legislature.
“While increases in tuition are always a difficult decision for the trustees, the proposed budget also includes an increase in undergraduate scholarships that actually exceeds the growth in undergraduate tuition revenue,” said Trustee C. Michael Armstrong.
There would also be funds available to improve compensation for faculty and staff, for student advising, and implementation of a one-stop enrollment center, and for improved networking technology on campus, Armstrong said.
In June 2013, trustees voted to raise tuition by 1.5 percent. There had been tuition freezes in 2008 and 2009, according to University spokeswoman Claire Wagner.