Students will see tuition increase at Colorado Mountain College |

Students will see tuition increase at Colorado Mountain College

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Students attend Colorado Mountain College for multiple reasons. Affordability is a popular one.

Beginning this summer semester students will be paying slightly more for their education as the CMC board of trustees voted to increase tuition fees for the next school year.

“As anyone knows who’s been looking into colleges, tuition across the country has been skyrocketing in recent years,” said CMC director of public relations Debra

Crawford. “Because of the support of our local communities in the six counties we

serve, we have been fortunate to be able to keep the cost of college education


Despite the increase in tuition, CMC tuition will still be relatively affordable when

compared to the rest of the state’s universities and colleges. Overall, the increase will

be 3.5 percent, which equals about $2 per credit hour for in-district students.

Comparing the increase to other state educational institutions, for the current

academic school year, CMC still has the lowest in-state tuition of any public college

in Colorado, according to Crawford.

“We don’t expect any impact on students not wanting to come to CMC,” said CMC

executive-vice president Lin Stickler. “We have an ever increasing amount of scholarship opportunities, especially for in-district students, that there should be no reason for students to not go to CMC.”

The CMC Board of Trustees reviews tuition increases each year. The reason for the

increase this year, according to Stickler, is that each student is required to pay a

certain percentage of their education costs. With rising operation costs and increase

in resources as the college grows, the tuition has to increase as well, she said.

Contact John Gardner: 384-9114

Post Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

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