SMCC cuts programs, hikes tuition and fees
Published: April 16,2010
SUMMIT — Southwest Mississippi Community College (SMCC) has suspended four athletic programs and raised tuition and fees to deal with anticipated budget reductions from the state.
The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports the two-year school also froze employees salaries.
Officials say they expect a 12 percent reduction in state support.
School trustees voted this week to suspend the men’s and women’s track and the golf and tennis programs for a year, reduce the scholarship funds for cheerleaders and cut other athletic budgets. Officials say the school will save about $452,000.
The basic tuition for full-time students was increased by $125, from $850 to $975 per semester. The tuition increase should generate $487,000 annually.
Fees for part-time students, online classes and other programs also were increased.
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