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HGTC tuition cost increases

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Horry-Georgetown Technical College students will see an increase in tuition costs beginning in the fall.

In a unanimous vote, board members voted to raise the cost of tuition.

Tuition for in-state students will be $150 per credit hour. This is $1 more than the previous cost.

Out-of-state students will pay $270 per credit hour, an $18 uptick.

Harold Hawley is the VP of Finance and Business Affairs at the college. He explained the decision is solely in compliance with state requirements.

"The state's system has a policy that requires a range. [HGTC] was below the minimum," said Hawley. "We had been outside that minimum for some time."

Hawley said he believes the increase will be a nominal impact on students.

According to Hawley, 96 percent of HGTC students receive financial aid. Therefore, he said he believes the increase will not create an out-of-pocket expense.

The last time board members voted to raise tuition costs was in 2012.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College is one of 16 technical colleges in the state.

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