Board of Trustees approves tuition increase

Tuition at MCCC again will increase $5 per contact hour beginning Fall semester.

The increase was approved Monday by the MCCC Board of Trustees. The board also raised tuition by $5 last fall.

Since 2009, tuition has increased from $67 per credit hour to $77 next fall.

The board also raised tuition for in-state residents who don’t live in Monroe County $8 to $132 per credit hour. Non-state residents will face a $9 increase to $147.

The registration fee also was increased from $25 to $30.

Reaction from students ranged from angry to understanding.

Kristin Stuecher, who is attending MCCC again next fall semester, was miffed at not being warned about the increase.

“They didn’t say anything to me about the increase,” Stuecher said. “I wish they would have told us something.”

“If they really need more money from us to provide us learning resources, then it is necessary,” said Student Government member Travis Durkin. “It’s hard to know if it is really necessary, though.”