Students attending Lewis and Clark Community College may see another increase in tuition beginning next fall. The Board of Trustees approved a hike per credit hour by four dollars to $97 per hour about a year ago, and there is talk of tacking another four dollars on to that. Student tuition covers approximately one third of the funding for the college based in Godfrey.
The other funding comes from local property taxes and state funding, and with the state so far behind, LCCC President Dr. Dale Chapman says they have had to make up the difference in other ways.
The rate will be slightly higher for out-of-district or out-of-state tuition. He says this proposed hike would not include other fees such as athletic, student activity, and technology fees. Chapman plans to present the plan to student groups for their opinion before a board vote on the proposal December 11.
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