Cheyenne, Wy – Community Colleges are raising tuition. The increase approved today (Friday) by the Wyoming Community College Commission is far below the average eleven-point-five percent increase nationwide. The Commission voted to increase tuition paid by Wyoming residents attending the seven community colleges in the 2004-2005 school year from 53 dollars per credit hour to 55 dollars.
Nonresidents will see tuition increase from 159 dollars per credit hour to 165 dollars.
And students in bordering states with which Wyoming has reciprocal tuition agreements will see their costs increase from 80 dollars to 83 dollars per credit hour.
The commission also decided to begin studying whether the state's community colleges should charged by credit hour. Currently, tuition is based on 12 credit hours. Students taking more than 12 hours are not charged higher tuition.