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Fitch suspends state's prepaid college tuition program

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch has told lawmakers that she suspended the state’s prepaid college tuition program because it is struggling financially and an audit will show whether it needs to be overhauled or scrapped, as many other states with similar programs have done. Fitch appeared yesterday before the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. Until the audit is completed, Fitch ...

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Two more public universities cut out-of-state tuition

LORMAN and COLUMBUS — Two more Mississippi public universities will offer tuition breaks to some out-of-state students. Alcorn State University and the Mississippi University for Women won approval from the College Board yesterday to waive higher charges for non-Mississippi residents. They join Jackson State University, which got permission for a waiver in June. The Legislature passed a law this year ...

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MGCCC offering assistance to return-to-college propsects

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is offering financial assistance for associate degree completion through the Mississippi Adult Degree Completion Program. A maximum of $2,000 is available for individuals who would like to complete their associate degree and have not been enrolled in college for at least one semester, have 0-15 credit hours left to graduate and are not ...

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College Board approves tuition hike at public universities

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Tuition will rise about 8.5 percent, on average, next year at Mississippi’s eight public universities. The increase was approved yesterday by the College Board, finalizing an amount that was discussed last month. In-state students taking two semesters of full-time classes will pay an average of $5,906 for the 2012-13 school year. That amount will be $459 higher, ...

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New out-of-state tuition waiver goes into effect July 1

JACKSON — The flexibility of a new law that will allow universities to waive out of state tuition will let each school structure a plan conducive to its needs, according to high education leaders. Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds tells the Clarion-Ledger the law will particularly help Delta State University in Cleveland and Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, which ...

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Bill allowing universities to waive out-of-state tuition awaits Bryant's signature

JACKSON — A bill headed to Gov. Phil Bryant would allow individual universities to waive out-of-state tuition if the state College Board deems it fiscally responsible. Senate Universities and Colleges Committee Chairman Terry Burton says some universities in nearby states already waive out-of-state tuition for some Mississippi residents. Current law doesn’t allow the practice here. Burton believes the change could ...

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Bryant's proposed budget could mean higher tuition at two-year schools

JACKSON — The leaders of Mississippi’s community college system say that the 5.5 percent cut in their budget proposed by Gov. Phil Bryant could lead to higher tuition, bigger classes and more part-time instructors. They say any decrease in funding would only aggravate a money crisis that the colleges have been struggling with, as the recession drove more students into ...

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UM restructures tuition for PMBA degree program

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi School of Business Administration, beginning this fall, is charging one rate of tuition for both resident and nonresident students in its online Professional Master of Business Administration degree program. “This change will affect out-of-state students the most, in that they now will pay in-state or resident rates,” said Douglas W. Vorhies, MBA program director. ...

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PRCC board decides to not raise tuition

POPLARVILLE — The Board of Trustees has approved a $32.4 million budget that does not raise tuition for students at Pearl River Community College. Full-time, in-state students at PRCC will continue to pay $1,000 per semester in tuition. PRCC raised tuition in 2008 and 2010. The Hattiesburg American reports fall semester enrollment in 2010 set a record of 5,469, a ...

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College tuition costs climbing again this fall

NATIONWIDE — College tuition costs shot up again this fall, and students and their families are leaning more on the federal government to make higher education more affordable in tough economic times, according to two reports issued Thursday. At public four-year schools, many of them ravaged by state budget cuts, average in-state tuition and fees this fall rose 7.9 percent, ...

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