Monday, 21 March 2011 12:23
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ Tuition and fees at South Dakota's four
technical institutes will rise by slightly more than 8 percent next
The state Board of Education on Monday approved increasing total
tuition and fees from $109 per credit hour this year to $118 in the
next budget year, which begins in July.
Mark Wilson of the state Education Department says a typical
student taking 30 credit hours will pay an additional $270 a year.
Wilson says part of the increase raises a facility fee to help
cover the cost of bond issues that will be used to upgrade
laboratories and other facilities at the four campuses.
The schools are Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls,
Mitchell Technical Institute, Lake Area Technical Institute in
Watertown, and Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City.
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