Tuition to rise at community, tech colleges

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – It likely will cost students more this fall to attend Louisiana’s community and technical colleges, pending approval from the state Board of Regents.
 
The Advocate reports  the Louisiana Community and Technical College Board signed off on up to 10 percent increases, with little discussion and without dissent, during a meeting Wednesday. 

According to estimates from the board, the increases in tuition and fees will equal about $161 a semester for a full-time student at the state’s community colleges, $114 a semester at technical colleges and $163 a semester at Baton Rouge Community College. 

System President Monty Sullivan says the figures could change because tuition is dependent on the Southern Regional Education Board’s average tuition rate.

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