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Oct 1, 2013 10:04 AM by AP/CS

RPCC students catch a break in tuition mix up

SORRENTO, La. (AP) - River Parishes Community College students caught a break last year when school administrators miscalculated a tuition increase and ended up charging students less money than they should have.

A report from Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office says the foul-up cost the Sorrento school $102,540 in tuition revenue.

In June 2012, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System board approved a 10 percent tuition increase on all of its campuses across the state.

The audit reports says the problem occurred when administrators at River Parishes Community College incorrectly calculated the 10 percent increase, resulting in the school undercharging students by $2 per credit hour.

The Advocate reports LCTCS Director of Budget and Planning Joe Marin chalked up the situation on a mixture of timing and staff turnover.

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