LCC tuition to increase this summer
The Lane Community College Board voted Tuesday evening to increase tuition for the upcoming term.
Members of the Board deliberated for 45 minutes before making their decision. An initial motion to hike tuition by 5% failed, but a second one passed on a 4-3 vote. That motion would implement the same 5% increase but allows the board to revisit the matter if more state support surfaces in the coming months.
Collectively, Oregon’s community colleges say legislative budget-writers have proposed a spending package that falls more than $100 million short of what colleges need in order to recover from the pandemic and hold the line on significant tuition increases.
Note: A previous version of this story quoted a college board member who mis-stated the position of the Lane Student Government Association. The Student Government Association does NOT support the tuition increase at the five percent level approved by the LCC Board. KLCC regrets the error.
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