CCC increases tuition

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

The cost of going to school at Clovis Community College will go up a buck starting in the summer.

The CCC Board of Trustees approved a minimal tuition increase during Tuesday’s meeting. The cost of one credit hour rose from $29 to $30 for in-state students, while out-of-state students will pay $5 more per credit hour when they take seven or more credit hours.

The college is increasing tuition to qualify for $60,000 in state appropriations.

CCC President John Neibling said the New Mexico Higher Education Department sets a base tuition rate for colleges. Those who meet the rate qualify for state money for salaries and support services.

“They set a base and if we don’t change what they say is the base, they keep money from us,”