Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ferris Board of Trustees Restrain Tuition Rates for 2011-12 Academic Year

Students coming to Ferris in the Fall 2011 semester now know what the tuition rates will be for the 2011-12 academic year.

Recognizing the need to control costs for students, the Ferris State University Board of Trustees restrained tuition growth to just 5.14 percent for undergraduate and first professional students for the 2011-12 academic year during its regular meeting today (July 13). Trustees also approved a restrained 5.11 percent increase for graduate students.

Through sound fiscal management, the university reduced its budget by $8 million to minimize the tuition increase for students.

State funding to public universities was reduced by an unprecedented 22 percent with seven percentage points of that reduction to be restored to universities holding tuition increases to less than 7.1 percent. The net 15 percent reduction for Ferris totals $7,294,900. This revenue loss makes for the lowest appropriation level for Ferris since 1992. State funding will comprise just 22.5 percent of Ferris’ fiscal year 2012 recommended general fund operating budget.

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Get The Word Out For Student Organizations To Incoming Ferris Minority Students

Student organizations at Ferris State University that are interested in getting the word out to incoming minority students can take advantage of a golden opportunity.

Leaders of student organizations are encouraged to sign up for a table to be represented at "Get Acquainted Day." This important program is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room.

The annual event is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Services as an opportunity for incoming minority students to meet and greet as they learn about registered student organizations and campus community support areas.

The event includes food and music as well as back-to-school giveaways. The activities are free and everyone is invited to attend.

For organizations to reserve a table, contact OMSS by phone at (231) 591-2617 or email Michael Wade at or stop by the office in FLITE 159.

Be sure to leave the RSO/department name, group's contact name, phone number and email.

Tables are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Detroit Free Press Coverage Of Ferris Tuition Increase

Here is a story written by Detroit Free Press writer David Jesse regarding the Ferris State University announcement of tuition rates for 2011-12.

The story also discusses how Ferris' low tuition raise rates on the scale in the state of Michigan so far this year.