Mid-Plains Community College students will pay $3 more per credit hour beginning the fall 2018 term. The MPCC Board of Governors voted to raise resident tuition from $89 per credit hour to $92, an increase of 2.88 percent, at their meeting Wednesday night.
The $15 per credit hour service fee will not change. The total resident tuition and fees will be $107 per credit hour. A student taking 15 hours of credit classes will pay an additional $45 per semester. The resident senior citizen rate will be $32 per credit hour.
MPCC offers in-state tuition to students residing in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Non-resident tuition will increase $4 per credit hour or 3.05 percent. That equates to a change in tuition and fees from $131 to $135 beginning in the fall of 2018. It should be noted that non-resident tuition represents 130 percent more than resident tuition. The non-resident senior citizen rate will be $42 per credit hour.
The Board also approved new room and board rates for 2018-19. The cost of housing in both McCook and North Platte will increase by $50 per semester across the board.
“Based on projections from some of the other community colleges in Nebraska, MPCC’s increase in tuition is the second lowest in the state,” said MPCC President Ryan Purdy. “It’s difficult to compare housing because of the numerous options available, but it would appear that on average MPCC has the lowest room and board costs within the rest of the state’s community colleges.”