FMU Trustees approve budget, healthcare program
Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees approved a new undergraduate degree in Healthcare Administration and a tentative budget that includes a 3.25 percent increase in tuition at its regular quarterly meeting Thursday on campus. The new degree adds to FMU’s growing array of programs related to healthcare.
The university is in the midst of building a new Health Sciences Complex in downtown Florence. The approved tuition increase pushes FMU’s base tuition to $4,784 per semester – one of the lowest tuitions in the state. FMU President Dr. Fred Carter told trustees the increase was necessary to maintain the quality of the university’s programs.
“Nobody likes to raise tuition,” said Carter, “but we’re going to take the steps needed to maintain the high standards we’ve established at this institution.”FMU Trustees approve budget, healthcare program