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Law school cutting tuition by 21%

August 30, 2019
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A Michigan law school said it is too expensive, so it will cut tuition by 21% in fall 2020.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School announced the reduction yesterday and said it will seek approval to close its Auburn Hills campus at the end of 2020.

Tuition will be cut to $1,375 per credit hour from $1,750. A student needs 90 credits to graduate, meaning a Cooley education still would cost more than $120,000.

President James McGrath said, "To put it simply, we became too expensive."

Board Chairman Lawrence Nolan said the tuition cut is a bold move made possible by donations and "effective fiscal management."

Cooley will maintain campuses in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Tampa, Florida.

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