Washtenaw Community College freezes in district tuition for fourth consecutive year

Freeze affects students who live, work or own property in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw Community College campus in Ann Arbor. (Washtenaw Community College)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Students paying in-district tuition at Washtenaw Community College can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Ann Arbor area community college announced that in-district tuition will remain frozen for the fourth year in a row.

Students paying for on-campus in-district tuition will continue to only pay $95 per credit hour while online in-district students will $108. Students are considered in-district if they live, work or own property in Washtenaw County, said WCC.

“Providing a quality education at an affordable price is the hallmark of WCC and is all the more important during the COVID-19 pandemic,” WCC President Dr. Rose Bellanca said in a release.

The decision to continue with the tuition freeze was made by the community college’s Board of Trustees at a Tuesday meeting in late April.

“Our steadfast commitment to offering an exceptional education and affordable tuition drives student success,” said Bellanca in a release.

“For some students, that means transferring their associate degree to a university to complete a bachelor’s. For others it means directly entering the workforce at a good paying job.”

Out-of-district Students will experience small increases in tuition with on-campus course attendees paying $167 per credit hour. Those taking online courses will pay $119.

Out-of-state and international students attending both in-person and online courses will also have a small tuition increase.

See WCC tuition rates here.

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