2.96 percent undergraduate tuition increase passed by BOT

The Oakland University Board of Trustees passed a 2.96 percent undergraduate tuition increase Monday afternoon.

The increase, set for the 2012-13 school year, is the lowest tuition increase since a 1 percent increase in 2004.

A 2.94 percent increase was also approved for graduate student tuition.

BOT Chairperson Henry Baskin said tuition increases at Oakland need to stop.

“As far as Oakland’s concerned, for the last 15 years, raising tuition is the new norm,” he said. “This has to stop at some point.”

Oakland’s tuition increase is one of the lowest tuition increases among the 15 public Michigan universities and is less than the 4 percent increase limit set by Gov. Rick Snyder.