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Community college raises fall tuition

POPLARVILLE — Tuition will increase this fall at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville. The Hattiesburg American reports the college’s board of trustees voted this week to raise tuition from $850 to $1,000 per semester. Part-time students will pay $100 per credit hour, an increase of $10 per credit hour. PRCC officials cited state budget concerns as the reason for ...

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SMCC cuts programs, hikes tuition and fees

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 ...

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Community college hiking tuition

RAYMOND — Students at Hinds Community College will be paying more this fall after trustees voted to increase tuition and meal plan costs. College officials say the increases are necessary as the school is serving an unprecedented number of students while seeing its state funding cut. Tuition for full-time students will be $980 per semester, an increase of $150. Part-time ...

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Community college raising tuition

BOONEVILLE — It will cost more to attend Northeast Mississippi Community College (NMCC) beginning this fall. The school’s board of trustees last week approved an 11 percent hike in tuition effective July 1. The increase will raise tuition from the current $945 per semester to $1,050 per semester for Mississippi residents. NMCC president Johnny Allen tells the Daily Corinthian that ...

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Ross says no talk of college mergers

JACKSON — College Board president Scott Ross says the board has had no discussions about merging any of Mississippi’s public universities. Ross told lawmakers yesterday that the board assumed Gov. Haley Barbour’s proposal to merge eight universities into five was “dead on arrival” because the House Universities Committee chairman opposes it. Ross’ comments prompted murmurs of approval from many of ...

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Jones: Tuition on the way up

UM chancellor first to acknowledge that costs for students will have to rise   When Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning officials made their budget pitch to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, IHL Commissioner Dr. Hank Bounds said that tuition increases at the state’s eight colleges and universities might be needed to make up for the loss in state funds due ...

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