Tuition for in-district students at Washtenaw Community College will rise $4 per credit hour with the Fall 2023 semester. The increase, the first in five consecutive years, was approved Tuesday by the college’s Board of Trustees.
The per credit hour rate will rise from $95 to $99 for in-district students, with Washtenaw’s tuition continuing to be the lowest in the state and among the lowest in the nation.
Based on a 15-credit hour semester, tuition will increase $60 compared to last year, with a total tuition of $1,485. Full-time students typically take 12-15 credit hours each semester.
“I am proud of our institutional commitment to provide the opportunity for everyone in our community to access high-quality higher education at an affordable cost,” said Trustee and Board Treasurer David DeVarti.
Students with federal Pell grants will not feel an impact as Pell grant awards are also increasing for the Fall 2023 academic year.
The college and the WCC Foundation continue to expand the range of scholarship offerings, including support for child care and emergency expenses for students who may need extra help to continue their path to success.
WCC has also invested in establishing open educational resources so that many courses now offered at WCC can be taken with a low- or zero-cost textbook. That program has saved students more than $10 million since its inception.
There is a multitude of financial aid, scholarships and other resources, including Pell grants, available to students. These include an array of scholarships from both the WCC Foundation and the college, the new Michigan Achievement Scholarship. which offers free tuition for 2023 high school graduates, and the Michigan Reconnect free tuition scholarship for eligible adults 25 and older returning to school.
In-district students are those who live, work or own property in Washtenaw County. Modest tuition increases were also approved for students who live outside the district.
Visit the college’s website to review the complete chart of 2023-2024 tuition rates.
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