BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Students at Bowling Green State University can expect to pay a little more next school year.
The university's Board of Trustees approved educational and operational budgets Thursday that include tuition increases for both undergraduate and graduate students. If approved by the Ohio General Assembly, undergrads will see a two percent tuition increase and graduate students will see a two-and-a-half percent tuition increase. No change was proposed for the out-of-state surcharge for undergraduate or graduate tuition.
“The budget proposal we presented to the board was prepared based on our best judgment and the information available,” said President Mary Ellen Mazey. “We strive to stay true to our promise of keeping a high-quality education accessible and affordable for our students while being fiscally responsible. We await a final determination of what will be permissible in the new state budget.”
Ohio’s fiscal year 2018-19 budget is scheduled to be finalized and approved by the state legislature and the governor by June 30. State universities are also required by law to have a balanced budget approved and in place by that date.