YSU Trustee Committee OKs Budget, Tuition Freeze

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Youngstown State University trustee committee approved a $169.7-million budget for the fiscal 2017 that included  freezing tuition for undergraduates.

The finance and facilities committee approved the changes this morning. The budget is 2.5% lower than the fiscal 2016 budget. Tuition increases for undergraduate students for fiscal 2017 are prohibited by the state, although graduate tuition at YSU will increase 2.5%.

Earlier this week, the university affairs committee approved Phyllis Paul as dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication and the academic and student affairs committee approved the creation of a new program that offers a baccalaureate in manufacturing engineering. Revisions to the student code of conduct are also expected, adding a schedule of fines  to the existing academic probation system.

All changes must be formally approved at the next board of trustees meeting  June 15.

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