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OTC will implement "tiered tuition" plan

Published On: Apr 18 2014 05:49:17 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 18 2014 05:55:57 PM CDT
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -

Students who attend Ozarks Technical Community College will see an increase in tuition beginning this summer. 

The college's Board of Trustees voted on a "tiered tuition" plan, which means the school's programs will have different rates. 

All in-district students currently pay $92 per credit hour. Starting in June, general education courses will bump up to $95 per credit hour. Technology courses will increase to $98, while health courses will rise to $101 per hour. 

In total, the increases will generate an additional $1.5 million for the college. 

The practice of having different tuition rates for different programs has become a national trend.