- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Community colleges in New Hampshire are lowering their tuition this fall by 5 percent starting this fall.

The in-state per credit cost will be reduced to $200, down from the current price of $210. For an in-state student taking a minimum full-time course load of 12 credits per semester, annual tuition costs will drop from $5,040 to $4,800.

The reduction came after the state Legislature restored funding to the community college system that had been cut in the previous state budget.

Paul Holloway, chairman of the board of trustees of the community college system, said tuition was frozen last year. He said the system has invested in programs like advanced manufacturing and health professions.

New Hampshire’s seven community colleges have frozen tuition in four of the past nine years.

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