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JALC Board of Trustees approves raise in tuition and fees

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The John A. Logan College Board of Trustees has approved a raise in tuition and fees at a meeting held on Tuesday, August 30.

The board approved the raise 7 to 1.

The one “no” vote was made by the student trustee.

“The uncertainty and lack of a state budget has forced our hand on this,” Dean for Student Services Tim Williams said. “We’ve been forced to become more independent do with less state funding.

“This is just one of the many things we have done over the last six months to address the issue.”

The increase consists of a $6 per credit hour raise in tuition and the addition of a $60 activity fee for any student taking six credit hours or more.

Before, students paid a total of $109 per credit hour with an additional $5 in fees. In the spring in 2017, those numbers will change to $115 per credit hour, with an additional $60 in fees.

Williams said the activity fee allows students access to the college’s community health education center, covers admission to any student activities and covers costs for one adult education class per semester.

Despite the spikes, enrollment is up by 552 students for fall 2016, when compared to fall 2015, for a 16 percent increase.

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