The Southeast Community College
Board of Governors voted 6-4 Tuesday to increase tuition and fees by $4.50 per
quarter credit hour for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.
Board member Don Reiman left the
meeting prior to the discussion about tuition and fees, leaving 10 members to vote.
The increase means Nebraska residents will
pay $67.50 per quarter credit hour. If a student takes 45 quarter credit hours
over the span of four quarters (one year), they will pay $3,037.50. Non-resident students will pay $79.50 per credit hour in tuition and $2 in fees for a total of $81.50 per hour.
The increase for 2017-18 still keeps SCC
as one of the most affordable community college options in Nebraska.
After much discussion on the issue
of tuition and fee rates the Board settled on an increase that is expected to
generate about $1.5 million in revenue.
Slight increases to room and board
rates for the Beatrice and Milford campuses also were approved.