WARREN (WWJ) — Students at Macomb Community College should brace for another tuition hike.
The school announced Wednesday that tuition will be going up 3.1 percent starting in the Fall semester. The college’s Board of Trustees voted to raise costs from $97 to $100 per credit hour for Macomb County residents.
The decision means a full-time student would pay an additional $36 per semester for 12 credits. The board raised non-resident and other rates by similar percentages.
The school raised tuition rates by 3.2 percent last year.
Despite the increase, the school says its tuition rates remain below average among the state’s 28 community colleges and has the fourth lowest cost of attendance when both tuition and fees are factored in.
“Affordable tuition, high-quality programs and fiscal responsibility are critical factors in ensuring that Macomb Community College remains not only viable, but an active, driving force in positioning our students and community for long-term economic vitality,” school president Dr. James Jacobs said. “Achieving this delicate balancing act is only accomplished through the commitment and hard work of the college’s board of trustees, faculty and staff.”