Coastal Carolina raises tuition

In the latest college tuition increase, Coastal Carolina University's board of trustees decided this week to raise tuition nearly 14 percent for in-state students and about 9 percent for out-of-state students, according to a press release:

As part of the budget, the board approved a tuition increase of $525 for in-state students, from $3,800 to $4,325 per semester. Out-of-state tuition will increase by $750 per semester, from $8,295 to $9,045.

Nearly two thirds of the tuition increase will pay for bond debt approved by the board in February for campus construction and maintenance. About one third will go toward operations.

Room and board fees will increase $200 for 2008-2009, from $3,340 to $3,540 per semester.

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