Going to college in Mississippi is about to get a bit more pricey starting this fall.
Across the board, tuition has increased for a fall and spring semester around 6 percent. The highest tuition hikes are for Mississippi State University at 8.1 percent and Ole Miss at 7.6 percent.
That, coupled with the interest rate's about to double on student loans has left many students and families in Mississippi with sticker shock over the cost of a college education.
Terace Davis, a Senior and Journalism major at Ole Miss says, "You try to figure out what the point is, you are going to graduate and get out of college and are you going to get past this debt or what?"
Below is the list of increases at the eight major universities in Mississippi that are affected. The rate increases were approved by each university's college board and will go into effect this fall.
Alcorn State: $6,108, up 6.9%.
Delta State: $6,012, up 5%.
Jackson State: $6,348, up 6%.
Mississippi State: $6,772, up 8.1% (includes a $50-a-semester facilities charge approved in November).
Mississippi University for Women: $5,640, up 6.1%.
Mississippi Valley State: $5,916, up 5.1%.
University of Mississippi: $6,760, up 7.6% (includes a $50-a-semester facilities charge approved in November).
University of Miss. Medical Center: $6,660, up 6%.
University of Southern Mississippi: $6,744, up 6.4%.
(The Associated Press contributed to this story)
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