BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Board of Trustees for Northeast Mississippi Community College have approved a tuition increase.
The board approved a $75 per semester increase for in-state students to go into effect in the fall of 2013.
Out-of-state students will pay an additional $150 per semester, while out-of-country students will pay an additional $200 per semester.
For part-time students, the costs of classes will go up to $125 per semester hour for in-state students and $250 per semester hour for out-of-state students.
The cost of the meal plans for students will also go up.
NEMCC President Johnny Allen asked the board for the increase because of a need to provide more money for education.
He says the costs of operating has gone up, but says state lawmakers haven't provided additional funding to cover the growing expenses.
He says its the first increase in tuition since 2010 at the school.