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Community colleges in NH roll back tuition cuts

Aug 22, 2017

BY: CCNH-LFDA Highlights

This academic year community college in New Hampshire will cost $10 more per credit.  For a full-time student, that’s about $300 more per year.

This is the first time trustees have approved a tuition increase since 2012.  The community college system actually cut tuition in 2015 by $10 per credit.

“Even though $30 per course may sound modest, we don’t take any increase lightly. That’s why we worked very hard to have five consecutive years with no increase. New Hampshire was the only community college system in New England with a net reduction in tuition since 2012.”

- Shannon Reid, spokesperson, Community College System of New Hampshire

However, New Hampshire still had the second highest community college tuition in the nation last year.  Expensive tuition contributes to New Hampshire having the highest average student loan debt in the nation. 

Lack of state funding is one reason for the high tuition in New Hampshire, but the Legislature actually increased funding for community colleges by roughly 8% in the next budget.

Do you have an opinion on community college costs in New Hampshire?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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