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CLC Trustees Vote Down Tuition Increase

The College of Lake County Board of Trustees voted 5-1 against a proposal that would have increased fall tuition by $3 per student credit hour.

CLC Trustees Vote Down Tuition Increase

A proposal to raise the fall tuition rate by $3 at the College of Lake County was rejected by the board of trustees at a meeting Tuesday.

Trustees voted 5-1 against the rate hike, with Jim Lumber casting the lone vote in favor of the proposal, reported the Daily Herald.

The college had proposed to raise the FY2014 tuition rate by $3 to $115 per in-district credit hour. Out-of-district tuition would have increased by $7.75 to $266.75 per credit hour. The college did not call for per credit hour fees to be increased, so they remain at $19 for all students, reported Patch.

At Tuesday's meeting, CLC President Jerry Weber said the additional $810,000 in revenue generated by a tuition increase would have made up for state and federal funding reductions, reported the Daily Herald.

However, the majority of trustees felt the college needed to identify internal savings rather than raise tuition. Some also said they were concerned more students would enroll in on-line college courses rather than attend CLC, according to the Daily Herald.

The College of Lake County's main campus is in Grayslake, but there are also branch locations in Vernon Hills (Southlake) and Waukegan.

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