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Mississippi community college fees rise 7 percent on average

Tuition at Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges will rise almost 7 percent on average this fall.

Thirteen of the independently governed schools will raise charges on students this fall. Tuition will remain flat at Copiah-Lincoln Community College and East Mississippi Community College.

Figures from the state Community College Board show average tuition will rise to $2,748 annually, up from $2,577 last year.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will charge the most, $3,040 for two semesters of full-time classes.

The increases come as state funding to community colleges falls 2 percent in the budget beginning July 1. The decrease of $5 million cuts state aid to $258 million. That remains below the level required by state law.

Tuition continues to rise faster than inflation and incomes.

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