Board OKs slight tuition, fee increase

The Southeast Community College Board of Governors voted 10-0 to raise tuition by $1 and student fees by 25 cents at its monthly meeting on Tuesday.

Tuition per quarter credit hour for Nebraska residents will be $61.50 starting July 1 and be in effect for the 2016-2017 academic year. Tuition for out-of-state students will be $75.50 per credit hour. The rate for student fees also was increased from $1.25 to $1.50, making the total tuition and fee rate $63 for 2016-17 school year.

Student fees help support student activities at SCC.

"The ability to use those fees helps balance out the whole circle, behavioral support, academic support, mental, emotional, and social support," said Bev Harvey, vice president for student services/Lincoln Campus director.

Harvey met with student senates at each SCC campus to discuss numerous scenarios for tuition and fees. All three campus senates supported the increase.

The Board also approved room and board rates at the Beatrice and Milford campuses. Beatrice residence hall rates increased slightly, primarily due to the enhanced Storm Center Café located in the Kennedy Center. On-campus room and board at the Milford campus will remain the same for the upcoming academic year.

The votes were 10-0 to approve, with the Rev. Edward Price abstaining.

SCC President Dr. Paul Illich said the College must continue to be competitive when it comes to affordability. SCC offers one of the lowest tuition and fee rates of the six community college districts in Nebraska.

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For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing
402-323-3401
sosterthun@southeast.edu