Tuition climbing 3.5%
(AP) Ohio State is recommending a $312 annual increase in the amount students pay for tuition and fees, or 3.2 percent in additional costs.
The increase includes a 3.5 percent rise in tuition, coupled with a continued freeze of the fees students pay for everything from recreation facilities to bus passes.
The recommendation, expected to be approved by trustees next month, brings total costs to $10,036. The university is also boosting financial aid packages to help additional students attending Ohio State.
Provost Joe Alutto says the university's increases are well below the average of 4.7 percent at similar schools in the Big Ten and elsewhere.
Miami University, Ohio's most expensive public college, raised tuition and fees by $442 last month, while Ohio University raised the cost by $345.