Tuition to Go up 5 Percent at Wyoming Community Colleges

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming residents attending the state's seven community colleges will see a slight increase in tuition starting this fall.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2lkdbhZ) Wednesday that students will be paying $5 more per credit hour.

The tuition hike imposed by the Wyoming Community College Commission brings the total per-credit cost to $94. That's a 5.6 percent increase from the previous tuition rate.

But students at Casper College will be paying even more. College spokesman Chris Lorenzen says the school is assessing $29 of its own fees, which will result in residents paying $123 per credit hour.

Commission Executive Director Jim Rose says the $5 tuition hike will generate roughly $480,000 in additional revenue for the colleges.

The increase comes after the commission instituted a $20 million cut earlier this fiscal year.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com