CMU board votes to raise tuition for upcoming school year

      CMU's board has decided to raise tuition rates.

      Central Michigan University's Board of Trustees has voted to raise 2013-14 tuition by about 2.5 percent, or $9 per credit hour for in-state students.

      Undergraduate, in-state students will pay $374 per credit hour, up from $365 last year at the Mount Pleasant school. For a full-time student, the increase amounts to $270 in added tuition expenses for a year.

      Under Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed budget, universities would be required to hold tuition and fee increases to less than 4 percent or lose part of their state aid.

      The Senate's budget has the same requirement.

      The House would limit the hikes to 3 percent.

      Other Michigan schools are expected to set tuition rates later.