Rock Valley College's Board of Trustees approved a hike to next fall's tuition.
They voted 4-1 to increase the per-credit hour rate by $15. This bring's the rate up to $115 per credit hour. This is still below the state average of $140 per credit hour, and did not change RVC's technology or student activity fees.
The increase was spurred by a loss of $2.9 million in state funding, along with a $1.6 million budget deficit. College expenses are also expected to increase by $1 million.