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      BGSU tuition freeze for 2014 academic year

      <font size="2">The administration said in response, the reduction will keep student cost down.</font>

      A sigh of relief for some Bowling Green State University students -- no increase in tuition, general fees, or room and board for next year's academic year.

      BGSU President Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey said in a release news statement Wednesday.

      "Rising student debt is a concern for everyone right now," said Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, president of BGSU. "It is our responsibility to help ensure a college education is attainable for current and future BGSU students."

      This upcoming school year's total in-state tuition and fees will remain at $10,606 for undergraduates and $18,986 for in-state graduate students.

      Room and board costs depend on residence hall occupied and the meal plan chosen for at least $8,244. Tuition and general fees for in-state undergraduates at the Firelands campus will remain at an annual rate of $4,930.

      The announcement comes at a time when some of BGSU faculty opposed faculty reductions. Some of the instructors packed the Student Union last week, holding signs to protest the change.

      "Cuts to 40, full-time faculty at BGSU. Cuts that we believe will be devastating to the quality of the BGSU education," said Faculty Association President David Jackson at the event.

      In August, the university lost 72 faculty members due to non-renewals, as well as voluntary departures.

      The administration said in response, the reduction will keep student cost down.