BGSU trustees set tuition, fees for 2012-13


BOWLING GREEN, O.—The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its June 21 meeting approved educational and operating budgets for the Bowling Green and BGSU Firelands campuses and set tuition and fees for the next academic year.

Approved were educational and operating budgets of $283.5 million for the Bowling Green campus and $14.6 million for Firelands — lower overall than fiscal year 2012’s budgets.

Undergraduates attending full time with a course load of 12 to 18 hours can expect to pay about $175 more in tuition and fees per semester beginning this fall. The Board approved the 3.49 percent increase in tuition and fees for both the Bowling Green and BGSU Firelands campuses. With the changes, the yearly base cost for undergraduates on the Bowling Green campus will be about $10,375 and $4,833 at BGSU Firelands.

Although the general fee increase will apply to all students, there will be no increase in the out-of-state portion of tuition for undergraduate and graduate students, and graduate tuition will remain the same as in 2011-12.

 “In making our decision on tuition and fees, we took into account an expected decrease in state support for fiscal year 2013 of $2.8 million, or 4 percent below this fiscal year’s level,” said Board Chair William Primrose III. “By comparison, we anticipate only three-quarters of what we received in 2010 from the state. As always, our goal is to keep costs as low as possible while maintaining our high-quality educational experience.”

The University expects a slightly higher enrollment of undergraduate students compared to 2012 but no increase in graduate enrollment, bringing the total projected enrollment to about 15,130. The additional freshmen and transfer students will generate nearly $1.3 million in new revenue for BGSU.

In other action, the board re-elected Primrose to a second one-year term as chair, and elected Trustee Debra Ryan to serve as vice chair.

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(Posted June 21, 2012 )