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BGSU announces tuition freeze

BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Good news for Bowling Green State University students and parents: School officials just announced they will be freezing tuition for next school year.

The university president says they are concerned with the rising number of students who graduate in debt. They're hoping this will make it easier for current and future students to graduate.

Starting next school year, in-state tuition will remain at $10,606. Out-of-state undergrads will pay $17,914. The cost of room and board will depend on where students live and which meal plans they use. The university estimates it could be as low as $8,244 for next year.

Students say this is music to their ears.

"I think it's going to be awesome, because, like I said, I'm an out-of-state student and I'm moving in-state, so that freeze and drop will help me a lot since I have to start paying for it myself anyway," said Justin Pace.

Paying their way through college is becoming more of a reality for students. According to the Institute for College Access and Success, the average amount of debt is about $29,000.

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