Current and potential students planning on attending Kellogg Community College this fall will get a sigh of relief from your pocketbook.

The KCC Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that tuition rates and fees have been frozen for the 2018-2018 school year. The board made the decision during their regularly scheduled meeting.

That freeze will keep tuition at $107.75 per credit hour for in-district residents. The $15 fee per credit hour also will stay unchanged. The board also moved to eliminate a one-dollar extra charge for Indiana residents who are attending. They will pay the out-of-district rate. The international tuition rate was also eliminated.

Kellogg Community College President Mark O'Connell stated that "the costs of higher education is a barrier, so any time we can help, even if it's to avoid adding to the barrier, is a win for our students and a win for the communities we serve". O'Connell also mentioned that the College has tightened their budget since 2016 and received larger than expected reimbursements from the State for tax revenue losses, helping pass along the savings to the students and improving their facilities.

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