ANN ARBOR -- The University of Michigan athletic department and student government have made the first of many steps in repairing the relationship between the department and the student body.
Lowering the student season ticket prices for 2015 was the first step and it was significant.
The two groups announced on Thursday that student tickets will be lowered to $175, $25 per home game, for the 2015 football season, which is a 37.5 percent drop from this season. The home slate features Oregon State, UNLV, BYU, Michigan State and Ohio State, among others.
"This new pricing is the result of positive dialogue between our students and the athletic department," said athletic director Dave Brandon in a statement. "We changed the seating policy from general admission based on our collaboration with CSG. This price adjustment is another example of our commitment to continue building a stronger connection with our students and the university community."
On top of the pricing change, the $15 ticket processing fee this season has been lowered to $10 and the package also includes a custom season T-shirt (a $15 value.) Reduced pricing for students with financial need is available and will work in conjuncture with the Office of Financial Aid.
Non-student tickets for the 2015 season remain unchanged for the third consecutive season.