Ferris State raises undergrad tuition 2.59%

Ferris State University students will have to pay more money for their education. The FSU Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition costs 2.59 percent for undergraduate resident students for the 2012-13 academic year. Full-time undergraduates will pay $357 per credit hour, an increase of $9 per-credit-hour, or $135 per 15-credit-hour semester. Students at Kendall College of Art and Design will also see tuition limited to a 2.59 percent increase for general education courses. Tuition for smaller, more personalized studio courses will increase by 4.97 percent.

Yates Named Dean of Ferris State University's College of Engineering Technology

J.K. Yates was named dean of Ferris State University’s College of Engineering Technology in an announcement made to the university community by Fritz Erickson, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs on Friday, April 20. The appointment of Yates is effective July 1.

Ferris State University honors former graduate killed in the line of duty with scholarship

Ferris State University has created a new scholarship to honor a former graduate killed in the line of duty. The Ryan McCandless Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to one or more full-time sophomore, junior or senior students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at Ferris State and maintaining a 3.0 GPA. The 28-year old McCandless of Midland, graduated from Ferris in 2005. He was killed in the line of duty on August 2nd while working for the Rapid City Police Department in South Dakota.

College Goal Sunday is fast approaching

College Goal Sunday is coming up on February 12th. This is a day for high school seniors to go and fill out forms for financial aid for college. Education advocates say that every year students miss out on thousands of dollars because they don’t take the time to fill out the forms properly. During College Goal Sunday volunteers will be on hand to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This event will take place all over the state including Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids and Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek.

Free college tuition proposal

Senate Democrats have unveiled a proposal that would pay for everyone’s college tuition. The proposal would allow Michigan high school graduates to get grants of up to roughly $9,500 a year for attending college. The grants could be used to pay tuition or associated costs at public universities and community colleges in the state. The plan is to pay for a one-point-eight billion dollar proposal by taking and saving the closings from tax loopholes, taxing internet sales, and shaving lucrative state contracts with private vendors by six percent.

Ferris State names Paul Blake Associate Provost of Academic Operations

Ferris State University has named Paul Blake the new Associate Provost of academic operations. Blake’s appointment is effective at the start of the Spring 2012 Semester. He currently serves as the Associate Dean of Ferris’ College of Education and Human Services and is a Professor of English.

Michigan has some of the most affordable housing for college students in 2011

A new report from Coldwell Banker found the state of Michigan is home to some of best housing bargains in America for college students. When it comes to the most affordable market, Ypsilanti, the home of Eastern Michigan University was ranked third while Kalamazoo where Western Michigan University is located is fifth. Coldwell Banker Real Estate CEO Jim Gillespie said the 2011 college home listing report ranked the average home listing prices in markets home to 117 of the 120 schools in the football bowl subdivision.

State tuition cost study

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