BHC Tuition Increase
After holding at the same level for five years, Black Hawk College is going to raise tuition for the coming academic year.
Thursday night the board of trustees approved a 15 dollar increase, to 164 dollars per credit hour.
Tuition had been at 149 dollars since 2018.
Chief Financial Officer Steve Frommelt says it was a tough decision, but necessary.
"Enrollment is down - the numbers have been down through the COVID years, as well as the escalating prices for utilities have been a significant player in that process."
The college has two other main sources of revenue - he expects no change in state aid for the coming year, and the property tax rate for residents of the nine-county district will increase by less than one cent.
The cost for high school students to take classes at Black Hawk will not change.