PERKINSTON, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College announced Tuesday that tuition will not increase during the upcoming school year, "despite a challenging economic climate." MGCCC is one of only four community colleges in the state with no tuition increases this year.
"As state appropriations, enrollment and county millage have remained consistent and several cost-saving measures have resulted in a positive financial position, the Board of Trustees was pleased to adopt the new budget with no tuition increase," said David Ford, MGCCC Board president. "The college has maintained a stable enrollment and looks forward to another successful year in serving the residents of the four-county district."
MGCCC president Dr. Mary S. Graham explained that the Board of Trustees continues to be sensitive to the state of the economy.
"The MGCCC administration is aware that many of our students continue to struggle financially," she said. "It remains our top priority to offer opportunities for individuals in our four-county district to get a college degree and obtain the necessary workforce skills to compete successfully. If we can ease some of their burden by keeping tuition costs low, it may enable them to complete their education."
Registration for second-term summer classes will be held June 28. Classes begin July 1. Registration for fall classes is August 19-20, and classes begin August 21.