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Marshall prepares to hike tuition by 5 to 11 percent

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — With little more than an informed estimation as to how much money Marshall University would receive through state funding, Marshall’s Board of Governors voted Wednesday to approve a draft budget plan and tuition increase scenario for fiscal year 2017.

For all of the chatter that surrounds the fiscal year 2017 budget for the state of West Virginia, members of the board were comparatively quiet as they approved a tentative budget and contingent tuition increases during their regular meeting in the Memorial Student Center on campus Wednesday.

There were no questions and no conversation among board members as they voted on a tentative financial plan for fiscal year 2017, which begins July 1, 2016, a little more than nine weeks from now, that included a tuition increase between 5 and 11 percent, depending on the degree of cuts made by state legislators…

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