Tuition to Go Down at NH's Community Colleges

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/16 2014 01:33PM

Updated 04/16 2014 06:15PM

CONCORD, N.H. - Starting in the fall of 2014, community colleges across New Hampshire will see tuition rates go down.

A press release says the Community College System Board of Trustees have agreed to a five percent tuition reduction. This will bring in-state per credit cost to $200 from its current level of $210. The Out-of-state rate will be $450 per credit, down from $478. The New England regional program rate will also see a decrease and will be $300 per credit, down from $315.

Making higher education more affordable for all of our families is one of my highest priorities as we work to build a stronger workforce that will lead to innovative economic growth,” Gov. Hassan said. “I applaud the leadership of the Community College System of New Hampshire for their decision to reduce tuition and their continued commitment to the success of our students. This important step forward for our workforce builds on the progress we made in last year’s bipartisan budget to restore investments in higher education in exchange for a tuition freeze.”

NH's community colleges have frozen tuition in four of the last nine years. 

A press release says about ninety-five percent of students at New Hampshire's community colleges are N.H. residents. 

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