EUGENE, Ore. – The Lane Community College Board of Education approved tuition rates for the 2021-22 academic year at its March 17 meeting, and prepared for an emergency fee in the event of insufficient state funding.
This year, resident students are paying $126 per credit hour. That includes $121 in tuition plus a $5 emergency fee that was instituted last summer due to the economic impact of the pandemic. That $5 fee is set to be retired at the end of this academic year.
Next year, students will continue to pay $126 per credit hour, but for tuition only, provided that the state funds Oregon’s 17 community colleges at $640.9 million or better in the 2021-23 biennium. If state funding falls below that level, then LCC will have to add another emergency fee. The board approved a $10 fee, contingent upon state funding.
Lane hopes to use the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II to fully offset further economic impact wrought by the continuing pandemic, and avoid adding any additional fees to student costs.
The new academic year begins with summer term on June 21.
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Lane Community College educates over 25,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.