WELLS — Students attending York County Community College have received some news that is sure to make them happy and keep more money in their pockets.

The Maine Community College System’s Board of Trustees, which oversees all seven community colleges in the state, has decided to freeze tuition costs at state community colleges for the coming year.

That means tuition at YCCC will remain at $92 per credit hour for the 2017-2018 school year. On average, for a full-time YCCC student taking 30 credits this year, the annual cost of tuition and fees will be $3,600.

“Maine has the lowest per capita income and the lowest college attainment rate in New England,” said MCCS President Derek Langhauser. “Our Board of Trustees and our colleges are committed to keeping our institutions as affordable as possible so that more Maine people can access higher education and acquire the skills they need to build a brighter future.”

Langhauser said that the tuition freeze was achieved by increases in state appropriations for the 2018 fiscal year to the state’s community college system budget, as requested by the MCCS Board of Trustees.

He said that registration currently remains open for students who are interested in enrolling in classes and programs of study for the fall 2017 semester.

Classes begin Sept. 5 at York County Community College for the fall semester and for the fall seven-week term running through Oct. 21

The main campus YCCC campus is at 112 College Drive in Wells. The school has about 1,700 credit students enrolled in Wells, Sanford, at area high schools and online, plus hundreds of non-credit/workforce students.  

YCCC’s mission is to provide academic, career and transfer programs while serving to advance cultural, economic and workforce development in York County and the state of Maine.    

The Maine Community College System is Maine’s comprehensive two-year college system.

Fir more information about YCCC, visit www.yccc.edu.

— Executive Editor Ed Pierce can be reached at 282-1535 ext. 326 or by email at [email protected]

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