It's that time of the year when students are finalizing their plans for the Fall 2010 semester as they begin their college experience at Ferris State University.
The Board of Trustees, in its July 14 meeting in Big Rapids, finalized some important figures for students who will begin or continue their pursuit of a Ferris degree during the 2010-11 academic year.
Here is an excerpt from a press release published on Ferris' News Services Web site:
The Ferris State University Board of Trustees approved a 4.75 percent increase in tuition for undergraduate students and a 2.9 percent increase in room and dining rates for the 2010-11 academic year during its regular meeting today (July 14). The board also approved a 6 percent tuition increase for graduate and first professional students.For the complete story, visit the News Services Web site, here.
In addition to tuition, room and dining, Ferris board members approved $500,000 of one-time monies to assist families impacted by the current economy in addition to the ongoing Financial Aid support provided students. Also, new for the 2010-11 academic year, the University is offering the Ferris Achievement Scholarship, which is an extension of the Woodbridge N. Ferris Scholarship. The scholarship ranges from $1,000 to $4,000 based upon a student’s qualifications.
New and continuing full-time resident undergraduates will pay $331 per credit hour – $4,965 per semester or $9,930 annually based upon 15 credits per semester. This equates to $225 more per semester.