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Tuition Increase for EICC

The cost to attend the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will go up, starting in the fall.  Monday night, trustees approved raising tuition for in-state students.

Spokesman Alan Campbell says the cost will go up seven dollars, from the current 168 dollars per credit hour to 175.

"Some of it is we needed to raise tuition to keep up with our expenses we have out there. And then part of it is slightly due to the situation that we're all in now with COVID-19 and what it's doing to businesses."

Despite the increase, he says tuition for Scott, Muscatine, and Clinton Community colleges will still be the second lowest in Iowa among all colleges and community colleges.

Fees will stay the same except for a small increase for welding classes.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.