University of Akron to Repay $4.1M in Fees to Students

March 3, 2016 Updated: March 3, 2016

AKRON, Ohio—The University of Akron is repaying $4.1 million in fees to students after state officials concluded that the university shouldn’t have imposed an increase last year.

The school announced the move Wednesday morning.

The university had increased its facilities fee last fall from $18.55 per credit hour to $28.50 as a way to help alleviate a $60 million budget problem.

But state officials determined that the fee shouldn’t have been increased. The state froze tuition and general fees at public universities as part of its two-year budget.

The university says it will refund the increase from the last two semesters before the end of the semester. A spokesman says the school hasn’t determined where it will get the money for the reimbursements.