Tuition Increases Rejected for Three Community Colleges

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The board that oversees West Virginia’s community and technical colleges has rejected tuition increases for three schools.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Council for Community and Technical Colleges approved two of five requests to increase tuition more than 5 percent on Friday.

The council rejected tuition increases for BridgeValley Community and Technical College, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College and West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College asked for a 12 percent increase, but the council approved a 9 percent hike. The council approved a 7 percent increase for New River Community Technical College.

The decision means some schools will have to reconsider their budgets two weeks into the new fiscal year. Four colleges increased tuition less than 5 percent, which does not require council approval.