Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees approve tuition increase |

Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees approve tuition increase

At the Feb. 19 Colorado Mountain College (CMC) meeting with the Board of Trustees, the board unanimously approved the college’s 2014-18 strategic plan, which will become effective July 1. The board usually meets on a monthly basis at locations around the district.

The plan is the result of more than a year’s research and analysis — with input from employees, students and community members — for the vision of the college during the next four years.

“As we put the plan into action, we look forward to sharing it with all of our campuses and communities over the coming months,” said president Carrie Hauser in a prepared statement.

The trustees also approved tuition rates for the 2014-15 academic year.

Per-credit-hour tuition for associate-level courses will increase for all students: $1 more, to $56, for in-district students; a $5.50 increase to $100.50 for in-state students; and an $18 increase to $317 for out-of-state students.

There is a new tuition rate created for residents living outside the CMC district, but within the college’s service area, such as Chaffee, Grand and Jackson counties. Those courses will cost $97, in between the in-district and in-state tuition rates.

Per-credit-hour tuition for upper-division bachelor’s degree courses will increase to $99 for in-district students, up $4. In-state students will pay $12 extra next year at $212, and out-of-state students will now pay $24 more, at $429.

According to CMC spokeswoman Debra Crawford, the college’s tuition rates have not increased since 2012-13.

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