Tuesday, March-26, 2013
Butler Community College is increasing their tuition costs this coming fall.
For in-state students, the rate will go up $6 per credit hour.
Out-of-state students will see an $8 increase per credit hour.
Five dollars of that amount will go towards the university general fund, $1 of it will go directly to technology.
Interim president Karla Fisher says that tuition raises aren't uncommon, and the cost usually increases a little each year. This past school year, tuition went up $4.
Fisher says that the price raise isn't just needed to counter rising business costs, but also because state funding has decreased over the past decade.
Ten years ago, state grants made up 44% of the budget. Now, it's only 30%. Fisher says that students are the ones who end up making up that difference.