Students attending Lewis and Clark Community College will see an increase in tuition beginning this fall. The Board of Trustees recently approved the hike per credit hour by four dollars to $97 per hour. There will be no increase in student fees in the upcoming year. 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. The last increase was for the fall semester of 2011 which was for $6 per credit hour. The most recent hike does not include other fees such as athletic, student activity, and technology fees. The rate will be slightly higher for out-of-district or out-of-state tuition. The college recently approved a new contract with the teachers union on campus, but officials did not say if the tuition increase and the new contract were connected.

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