By Andrew Cluley
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University students will pay an average of five percent more for tuition and fees this fall than they did last school year.
EMU's Board of Regents unanimously approved the increases, and the university's nearly 240 million dollar budget on Friday.
EMU student body President Daniel Cicchini says the increase is in line with what he expected, and with what most other college students in the state will be paying.
The budget for fiscal year 2006-2007 includes reductions in certain areas, but also includes 13-point-six million dollars in spending increases. Student financial aid, for example, will increase by two-point-two million dollars.