The Collin College board of trustees approved an increase in tuition during Tuesday’s regular meeting. For in-district residents, the increase will be $4 per credit hour. Out-of-district students will see an $8 per-credit-hour increase, and out-of-state/out-of-country residents will see a $13 per-credit-hour increase. The increase will become effective this fall.
The revenue generated from the increase would be approximately $3.5 million.
Collin College Executive Vice President Brenda Kihl said the increase was recommended because the college plans to hire more teachers next year in preparation of the new campuses opening in Wylie and Allen.
Kihl also said even with the increase, Collin College will still offer the lowest tuition among community colleges in Texas.
“Even with this increase, Collin College will be the lowest in the state at $9 less than any other community college in the state,” she said. “We’re still very, very affordable.”
Collin College increased the tuition for the 2017-18 school year. During this school year, in-district students saw a $3 increase, out-of-district students saw a $4 increase and out-of-state/out-of-country students saw a $5 increase per credit hour.