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(June 18, 2021 10:13 AM) Jackson College’s Board of Trustees approved changes to college tuition rates for the 2021-22 year, with a 2.8 percent increase for in-district students, and decreases for out-of-district and dual-enrolled students.

Tuition for in-district students will increase to $168 per billing contact hour, while out-of-district tuition will decrease 22.5 percent, to $190 per hour from $245.19. Out-of-state and international tuition remains at $327 per hour, no change.

Dual enrollment tuition for in-district students will see a 12.8 percent decrease to $109 per billing contact hour, while out-of-district dual enrollment tuition will remain at $125 per billing contact hour.

“Understanding that we have been challenged on multiple fronts the past 18 months, we thought it important to continue to make the Jackson College educational experience as accessible as possible. So along with multiple delivery options, start times we also knew it was necessary to mitigate cost. Hence, that is why we reduced tuition in many areas and had modest increases in others. We want to make JC affordable for everyone,” said Jeremy Frew, vice president of instruction and student services.

The changes in tuition charges represent a restructuring of tuition philosophy to reflect more closely what the College receives in property tax millage from Jackson County residents compared to out-of-district residents. Fees for student service, textbook access and online courses remain the same. Prices for Corrections Education Program increase 2.3-2.4 percent depending on the number of credits. Housing rates remain unchanged from 2020.

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