CCU trustees approve tuition increase - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

CCU trustees approve tuition increase

The Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees approved a three percent tuition increase effective for the 2017-2018 academic year (Source: WMBF News) The Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees approved a three percent tuition increase effective for the 2017-2018 academic year (Source: WMBF News)

CONWAY (WMBF) – The Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees approved a three percent tuition increase effective for the 2017-2018 academic year, resulting in an increase for in-state students of $162 and an increase for out-of-state students of $376.

According to a CCU news release, the net effect of an increase passed by the South Carolina legislature in funding for the state pension, health and dental insurance passes the costs of that increase on to state institutions.

“The costs incurred as a result of the state pension reform bill, combined with a 1.9 percent increase in the Higher Education Price Index [a measure of the inflation rate applicable to higher education in the U.S.], would require about a 4 percent increase in tuition to break even,” said DeCenzo. “However, we were able to eliminate more than $2 million from our operating budget by cutting future non-faculty positions. The budget cuts will not require any personnel layoffs or furloughs.”

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT: Officials urge evacuations along ICWW, Waccamaw cresting Wednesday

    FIRST ALERT: Officials urge evacuations along ICWW, Waccamaw cresting Wednesday

    Sunday, September 23 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-09-23 21:04:11 GMT
    Waccamaw River update as of Sunday evening.Waccamaw River update as of Sunday evening.

    Water levels have risen to historic levels on area rivers and the Intracoastal Waterway.

    More >>

    Water levels have risen to historic levels on area rivers and the Intracoastal Waterway.

    More >>
  • GOOD NEWS: New Orleans group donates food in Hurricane relief effort

    GOOD NEWS: New Orleans group donates food in Hurricane relief effort

    Sunday, September 23 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-09-23 20:18:27 GMT
    Source: Paula Jean FBSource: Paula Jean FB
    Source: Paula Jean FBSource: Paula Jean FB
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Hurricane relief efforts have begun around the Carolinas as the aftermath of Hurricane Florence continues to devastate many communities. In an effort to provide fresh and hot meals to those still impacted by rising waters, a group from New Orleans flew 1,200 pounds of disaster response food into Myrtle Beach.  Paula Jean The donations were also made possible by the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights re...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Hurricane relief efforts have begun around the Carolinas as the aftermath of Hurricane Florence continues to devastate many communities. In an effort to provide fresh and hot meals to those still impacted by rising waters, a group from New Orleans flew 1,200 pounds of disaster response food into Myrtle Beach.  Paula Jean The donations were also made possible by the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights re...More >>
  • Florence County moves to OPCON 3

    Florence County moves to OPCON 3

    Sunday, September 23 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-09-23 19:57:23 GMT
    Source: Florence County.comSource: Florence County.com
    Source: Florence County.comSource: Florence County.com
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) — As rivber flooding continues to paralyze parts of the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, a local EOC has updated its status.  Florence County has moved to (Operating Condition) OPCON 3 at 2:00pm September 23, 2018 with a limited activation of our Emergency Operations Center, Florence County Emergency Management staff will continue to monitor the river levels. The county’s Emergency Operations Center is partially activated. OPCON 3 indicates a dis...More >>
    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) — As rivber flooding continues to paralyze parts of the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, a local EOC has updated its status.  Florence County has moved to (Operating Condition) OPCON 3 at 2:00pm September 23, 2018 with a limited activation of our Emergency Operations Center, Florence County Emergency Management staff will continue to monitor the river levels. The county’s Emergency Operations Center is partially activated. OPCON 3 indicates a dis...More >>
Powered by Frankly