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Michigan college is dropping out-of-state tuition

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

More students from Wisconsin might go to college in Sault Ste. Marie next year when out-of-state tuition is dropped.

Inquires at Lake Superior State from Wisconsin students are up more than 20 percent this fall.

LSSU is the only university in Michigan to go to one tuition rate.

President Tom Pleger hopes the change will boost enrollment in some of the school’s more prominent programs like fishery science and geology.

“We’re in an area that’s seen a brain drain,” says Pleger, “This is an opportunity to be a brain gain for the upper Great Lakes and for Michigan and the Sault area.”

Lower tuition has not increased interest from Canada, which is just across the St. Marys River from LSSU. 

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