Posted on: February 18, 2022 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Graphic by Sarah Schudt

By Nick Stulga, News Editor

Moraine Valley students taking a full 15-hour credit load in fall 2023 will pay $2,055 in tuition, compared with this semester’s price tag of $1,965 for the same load.

The college is increasing tuition by $3 per credit hour for in-district students, $8 for out-of-district students, and $9 for out-of-state students. This change will be implemented for the next two school years, with a $3 increase taking place each year. The plan was unanimously approved by the college’s Board of Trustees at its Feb. 15 meeting. 

In-district students will be paying $137 per credit hour as of fall 2023, according to college treasurer Theresa O’Carroll. The current cost of the college, per credit hour, stands at $131.

“By fall of 2023 the rate will have increased a total of $6 per credit hour,” O’Carroll said. “We believe the smaller increases over the next two years will be more affordable for our students.”

O’Carroll notes that although this choice wasn’t easy to make, Moraine Valley is still well priced for students looking to continue their education.

“This is always a difficult decision, and we do understand the impact this will have on our students,” O’Carroll said. “Moraine Valley continues to be an excellent value for students seeking an associate’s degree or certificate, especially when you compare our tuition to four-year private and public colleges and universities and to proprietary institutions.”

It is currently unknown whether Moraine will consider an additional increase in tuition moving even further into the future.

“There are many factors and key indicators which go into planning and forecasting the college budget,” O’Carroll said. “At this time, we are unable to predict future increases beyond fall 2023.”