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MSU to freeze tuition rates for next school year amid COVID-19 crisis

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Michigan State University
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Michigan State University announced it won’t raise tuition rates for the next school year amid COVID-19 pandemic.

MSU president Samuel Stanley Jr. announced on Friday that undergrad and grad students wouldn’t see a change in their tuition rates.

“In the coming months many families will be facing difficult financial decisions as a result of the pandemic. In freezing tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, we are doing what we can to ensure students can stay in our Spartan family. The core of a land-grant university’s mission is to provide access to quality, affordable education for all – no matter the challenge or circumstance,” he said.

Law school students however might see a change. That’s because the law school isn’t fully integrated in the university yet.

The law school was scheduled to be fully integrated this summer, but the ongoing pandemic could push that back. So law school tuition rates have not been decided on yet.

Central Michigan University has announced that it will also freeze undergrad tuition rates for next school year. The board of trustees has not yet decided on graduate student tuition rates.

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Bryce Huffman was Michigan Radio’s West Michigan Reporter and host of Same Same Different. He is currently a reporter for Bridge Detroit.
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