The student technology fee will increase by $3 per credit hour beginning next fall after the Moraine Valley Board of Trustees approved the hike at its March 9 meeting.

The fee was raised to $10 per credit, bringing the total student fees to $20 per hour. Tuition and fees for the fall 2016 semester will be $139 per credit hour.

“In order to maintain and continue to provide all students with technology services, this small increase is needed,” said Robert Sterkowitz, chief financial officer.

“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, public and proprietary colleges and universities. Our graduates also tell us that in surveys,” said Dr. Sylvia Jenkins, college president.

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