BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) announced Friday that there will be no tuition increase for the 2016-2017 school year.
The decision was unanimous and came after the second Special Legislative Session where Governor John Bel Edwards and the State Legislature passed a budget to fund higher education at a level close to last year. This will be the first time in five years that students will not experience a tuition increase at the state's community and technical colleges.
LCTCS board chairman, Woody Oge, says, "I want to publicly thank Governor Edwards and the Legislature for their hard work and commitment to the students and families of Louisiana. I am extremely proud of our Board for the action we took. After years of increasing tuition, the Board felt this was the right thing to do for our students. Despite rising costs, we have an obligation to uphold our mission of open access and workforce development. Today's actions will allow our colleges to continue focusing on the mission of meeting the needs of students and industry."