Waubonsee tuition going up 5.7 percent in fall

Updated 2/19/2015 11:30 AM

Waubonsee Community College students will pay 5.7 percent more for tuition for credit classes this fall.

The college's board of trustees raised the fee $6 per hour, to $110 per credit hour, Wednesday night.


The $8 per hour student fee remains unchanged.

"It is still compliant with our current guideline" of having students pick up about 33 percent of the cost of operations, Executive Vice President David Quillen said.

"We are still going to be very cost-effective compared to other state community colleges," he said. Quillen said the average tuition at suburban community colleges is about $123 per credit hour.

The increase was approved unanimously, with no discussion and board member Richard Bodie absent.

The board is considering changing its guideline about tuition, to increase students' portion of the costs. No date has been set for a vote on that.

Until a few years ago, the college aimed to have students pay no more than 25 percent, Quillen said.

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