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YSU trustees OK 3.5% tuition hike

Published: Fri, June 17, 2011 @ 9:19 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Full-time undergraduate students at Youngstown State University will pay $126 more per semester this fall after trustees approved a 3.5 percent tuition increase.

The vote came at a trustees meeting Friday, increasing from $3,600 to $3,726 the amount paid per semester by Ohio residents.

University officials cited the reduction in state funding as the reason the increase is needed. YSU expects a $9.5 million deficit for fiscal year 2012. The tuition increase will generate about $3.2 million.

For full-time undergraduate students living in the 10-county region considered the Western Pennsylvania Advantage area, tuition will go up $131 per semester, from $3,700 to $3,831.

Full-time students living in the 15-county regional service area in Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia will see a $193 per-semester increase, and full-time, out-of-state students outside of that region will pay $268 more per semester.

Graduate students also will have to dig deeper into their pockets to pay tuition.

Full-time, in-state graduates will pay $167 more per semester, from $4,788 to $4,956. Full-time, out-of-state tuition for graduate students will increase $172 per semester, from $4,888 to $5,060.

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1Millie(192 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Does anyone ever really work to control costs? How much effort did the trustees put into evaluating the costs or dontheynjust want to continue to be friends with everyone. What can the students do since there is no one to represent their interest.

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2streetsmartt(127 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

If this isn't a great argument of the dire need for SB5, I don't know what is!

We have the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and the public sector unions at YSU keep cruising along with their bonuses and salary increases. It's a travesty.

The question on the previous post, "Who represents the students?" is answered by Senate Bill 5. Senate Bill 5 isn't a person, of course, but it is a piece of vital legislation for our times.

Voters have a chance this November to approve SB5 and strike a blow for the state university students in Ohio.

Don't let this opportunity "to right" the public sector pass you by. Don't be deceived by "cry-baby" tactics of teachers and other public employees - that try to convince you that SB5 means the end of the world.

SB5 just means the end of their world of arrogance, privilege, and disdain for the real working men and women of Ohio!

You won't see the pro-union crowd posting on this story - they see a loser a mile away.

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3palbubba(790 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

"University officials cited the reduction in state funding as the reason the increase is needed. YSU expects a $9.5 million deficit for fiscal year 2012."
As usual it is the blame of someone else. I can tell you how to save over 3 million easily, get rid of all sports teams at YSU and the related band and cheerleaders and all other related expenses. Most of those athletes pay no tuition and the success(lack of) of the athlectic department would not be missed.

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4ice(28 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

YSU thinks that they have a good School its youngstown what a joke and its a commuter school primarily. SB5 needs to happen. Get rid off the SCUM.

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5AnotherAverageCitizen(1182 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

The cost of college has been going up for decades. As well as the cost of everything else. My goodness look at the cost of insurance. I wish this much hate went to fight the insurance companies, or the gas companies to heat our houses.

YSU and Lordstown are two of the biggest employes in the MV. And for the life of me I don't see why so many dislike them.

If sb5 goes into effect tuition wil still rise at YSU and taxes will not go down.

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6300(573 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

SB5 has absolutely nothing to do with tuition increases.

SB5 has to do with unions, and those making large salaries as administrators won't be affected in the least since they're not unionized. In fact, those administrators will be the ones in charge of unilaterally deciding on other people's salaries.

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7mrblue(1175 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

WOW! Another tuition hike. What a surprise. I wonder how much cost-cutting was done in each department before the raise in tuition was approved by the board. I guess it's easier just to put the burden on the students.

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8spinman(70 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

How about the bonus given to all union employees if enrollment goes up. That is still part of their contract. The past 2 years I believe each employee got at least 3500.00 each.

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