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Chesapeake College Raises Tuition for Spring Semester

Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009

WYE MILLS – The Chesapeake College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday night to increase tuition by $3 for the upcoming spring semester, due largely to state budget cuts.

The college last raised tuition early in 2009 to $91 per credit hour for in-county students. With the latest increase, tuition will now be $94 per credit hour for residents of the five-county service area.

"It is with great reluctance that I propose we raise tuition," Chesapeake President Barbara A. Viniar told the board members."This is a last resort and it is simply unavoidable."

With continued cuts in state funding and flat funding from the support counties, college leaders anticipated this past summer that a tuition hike would be required during the current academic year.

Dr. Viniar said that earlier in the week she met with various student groups to tell them she would be proposing a tuition increase.

"This is a hardship for many of our students and I understand that," Dr. Viniar said. "This was not an easy decision and we hope that by doing this now, students will have enough time to consider their financial options."

Spring semester registration begins on November 16 for currently enrolled students and open registration begins on December 7.

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