An area community college is raising its tuition.
WGEM reports that John Wood Community College is raising tuition to $7 per credit hour beginning this Fall.
Dean of Admissions Tracy Orne says the reason for the increase is due to declining enrollment due to Covid-19. Orne told WGEM that the college has applied for $2.2 million grants to bring students back to the classroom.
It’s the first time the college has raised tuition in $5. The John Wood Community College Board approved the hike on Thursday.