A Kent State University student and athlete, Jason Bitsko, was found dead in his off-campus apartment Wednesday.
KENT, Ohio - Kent State University officials are raising tuition by 1.5 percent, joining most other Ohio public colleges that will slightly raise rates for the upcoming school year.
Trustees at the northeast Ohio university approved the hike Thursday -- with all of the money going back into financial aid.
Kent was one of the last of Ohio's tax-supported universities to set tuition for the coming school year.
The University of Akron, Youngstown State and Bowling Green increased undergraduate tuition by 2 percent. Ohio University announced a 1.6 percent hike, and Miami University 1.5 percent.
Cleveland State announced a 2-percent increase that will be rebated yearly to students who stay on track to graduation.
Ohio State, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Toledo are freezing tuition for the coming year.
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An extra point by April Goss on the final play capped a 21-20 comeback win for Kent State's White team over the Blue team in an entertaining Spring Football Game on Saturday afternoon at Dix Stadium.
Willie Moore scored 17 points and eighth-seeded Miami (Ohio) held off ninth-seeded Kent State in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Monday.
Will Felder scored 26 points and Miami (Ohio) used a big first half to take down Kent State 73-61 on Tuesday.
Kent State graduate Dri Archer turned the heads with football scouts at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.
Justin Drummond scored 15 points, six in the final 4 minutes, as Toledo beat Kent State 81-78 on Sunday.
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