Mar 11, 2010 12:34 PM by Letitia Walker
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Most of the state's two-year
institutions are on track to increase tuition by at least 5 percent
in the fall, and they're adding a new $32-per-year student fee.
The new fee will help pay for a nearly $40 million student
information system for two-year colleges to make registration,
class scheduling and finances all online and uniform statewide.
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of
Supervisors on Wednesday approved the tuition and fee increases.
The tuition increase still needs approval from a legislative budget
panel before it can take effect.
The tuition increases would be the third straight year of 5
percent boosts approved by the Legislature. If pending legislation
is approved, LCTCS President Joe May said schools might increase
tuition by 10 percent in the fall.