- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Not knowing how much money Huntington’s Mountwest Community and Technical College is set to receive from the state for the next fiscal year, the school’s Board of Governors has voted to raise tuition by 5 percent, the highest possible amount allowed by the state.

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington (https://bit.ly/1Rt46YR ) reports that the board was facing an April 1 deadline when it voted Thursday.

The uncertainty stems from the fact that West Virginia lawmaker ended the legislative session last week without balancing the state’s budget.

It is the fourth year in a row the board has voted to raise tuition and fees amid dwindling state funds.

Mountwest officials say they have been planning for at least a 6.5 percent cut in state funding but are bracing for it to be even higher.


Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, https://www.herald-dispatch.com

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