Students attending Coastal Carolina University will have to pay more for classes next year.
The school’s board of trustees voted last week to raise tuition about 3 percent.
CCU President David DeCrenzo said it was the first tuition increase in three years. “Our board and administration have worked diligently to keep tuition costs down, but in order to maintain the quality education our students and their parents have come to expect, we find it necessary to impose a nominal increase for the first time since Fall 2011,” he said in a statement.
Coastal Carolina University will also raise technology fees and room and board rates starting in the fall.
The university says in-state undergraduate tuition will increase by 2.9 percent (roughly $140 per semester). Out-of-state undergraduate tuition will increase by nearly 3 percent (about $335 per semester). The changes will take effect this fall.
However, trustees did approve a reduction in tuition for students pursuing an education specialist degree, as long as they teach at school districts in the Grand Strand region.