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SHERIDAN — At their Dec. 13 meeting in Rock Springs, the Wyoming Community College Commission voted to increase tuition for all seven of Wyoming’s community colleges.
The rate increase is $4 per credit hour, or about 5 percent for in-state tuition, according to Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Northern Wyoming Community College District Cheryl Heath. She said out-of-state tuition will also be increased in a proportional amount. The current per credit hour cost is $79 and will raise to $83.
“They review it every year,” Heath said about how often the commission reviews rate increases. “They don’t always have an increase, but they review it every year.”
The WCCC’s 2014 Tuition Review noted that, “It is the intent of the Commission that tuition rates are commensurate with economic conditions in Wyoming and surrounding states.”
Heath said the new rates will take effect July 1, 2014.