|Tuition to rise at state tech schools|
Students at South Dakota's technical schools will be shelling out more than just homework next semester. They'll be paying about eight percent more in tuition fees. The state Board of Education approved the increase Monday and says an average student taking 30 credit hours will pay an additional $270 a year.
WDT Vice President Cathy Anderson says, "We did see this coming and so while we've done all that we can do internally to decrease cost to the students and that sort of thing, I think the increase on tuition was kept to a minimum." Western Dakota Tech says they've cut budgets internally for supplies and equipment. The school will also not fill some positions that are open.The tuition hike will go into effect at the beginning of the next fall semester.