Technical colleges get flexibility on tuition

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s technical colleges are getting more flexibility on tuition as they deal with state funding cuts.

The Greenville News reported the governing board of the state’s technical college system agreed Tuesday to give the local schools more choices on tuition.

Students have paid a flat rate, even if they took more than the 12 hours each term to be designated as full-time students.

Greenville Technical College President Keith Miller says the school is considering three options.

One option would be to change nothing. The second would add a fee to students who take more than 12 hours. The third plan would charge all students by the number of hours in each course, regardless of the number of courses taken.

The new options would apply starting in the fall term.

Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com
   
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