Courtesy Colorado State Universiy Colorado State University in-state undergraduate students will have a 5 percent tuition increase in fall 2016.

CSU governors approve tuition, budget increases

FORT COLLINS — Tuition for in-state undergrads at Colorado State University in Fort Collins will increase 5 percent this fall, and out-of-state undergrads will see a 4 percent hike.

CSU’s board of governors voted Wednesday to approve tuition, student fees and budget proposals for the university system’s three campuses and systems office.

Annual tuition for in-state undergraduates at CSU in Fort Collins will be $8,716, a $415 increase over the previous year. That remains below proposed in-state tuition rates at peer institutions such as University of California-Davis, Purdue, Washington State, Virginia Tech and the University of Illinois. For a Colorado comparison, tuition for in-state undergrads at CU-Boulder for next year will be $9,768.

Annual tuition for in-state undergrads at CSU-Pueblo will be $5,815 next year, a 6 percent increase of $329 from the previous fiscal year, based on 12 credit hours per semester.

The per-credit-hour undergraduate tuition rate at CSU-Global Campus, an online university which receives no state funding, will remain unchanged for the fifth consecutive year at a maximum of $350 per credit hour, and it will continue its no-student-fee structure.

Student fees at CSU will be $2,211 next year, up 3.7 percent or $78 from the previous year, and student fees at CSU-Pueblo will be $1,800, a 6 percent increase of $102. These fees are approved by the student governments of each campus to help fund a range of specific services, such as student recreation, the student health network and facilities.

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition at CSU in Fort Collins will increase 4 percent, a $1,000 bump to $26,500. At CSU-Pueblo, out-of-state undergrads will pay $687 more, a 6 percent hike to $17,481.

CSU’s fiscal year 2017 budget that begins July 1, will increase from $1.05 billion to $1.1 billion. CSU-Pueblo’s budget will increase from $77.7 million to $78.7 million.

The budget for CSU’s online university increases from $73.1 million to $93.5 million, and the CSU system office’s budget will increase from $6.6 million to $6.9 million.

At CSU in Fort Collins, the budget provides more than $6 million of additional support for student financial aid and includes 23 new faculty positions.

“This year’s budget had quite a few moving parts, with changes in the state appropriations right at the last minute — thankfully in a positive direction,” said Rick Miranda, CSU’s provost and executive vice president. “We were able to use these funds to reduce a planned re-allocation exercise, modestly increase salaries, and fund our highest priority initiatives which.”

FORT COLLINS — Tuition for in-state undergrads at Colorado State University in Fort Collins will increase 5 percent this fall, and out-of-state undergrads will see a 4 percent hike.

CSU’s board of governors voted Wednesday to approve tuition, student fees and budget proposals for the university system’s three campuses and systems office.

Annual tuition for in-state undergraduates at CSU in Fort Collins will be $8,716, a $415 increase over the previous year. That remains below proposed in-state tuition rates at peer institutions such as University of California-Davis, Purdue, Washington State, Virginia Tech and the University of Illinois. For a Colorado comparison, tuition for in-state undergrads at CU-Boulder for next year will be $9,768.

Annual tuition for in-state undergrads at CSU-Pueblo will be $5,815 next year, a 6 percent increase of $329 from the previous fiscal year, based on 12 credit hours per semester.

The per-credit-hour undergraduate tuition rate at CSU-Global Campus, an online university which receives no state funding, will remain unchanged for the fifth consecutive year at a maximum of $350 per credit hour, and it will continue its no-student-fee structure.

Student fees at CSU will be $2,211 next year, up 3.7 percent or $78 from the previous year, and student fees at CSU-Pueblo will be $1,800, a 6 percent increase of $102. These fees are approved by the student governments of each campus to help fund a range of specific services, such as student recreation, the student health network and facilities.

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition at CSU in Fort Collins will increase 4 percent, a…