Tuition to increase at Wyo. community colleges

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) _ Students attending Wyoming's seven community colleges will be paying more in tuition next year.

A divided Wyoming Community College Commission approved a tuition rate increase of $4 per credit hour on Wednesday.

The full-time tuition rate for resident students will increase from $1,800 a year now to $1,896 in 2013-14. Nonresident students, who pay more than resident students, also will see their tuition rates increase.

It is the third tuition increase in as many years and comes at a time when Gov. Matt Mead is recommending a 6 percent cut in state funding for community colleges. The proposed cut will be taken up by the Legislature next month.

The commission also decided Wednesday to continue not charging for credits a student takes over the full-time 12 credit hours a semester.

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