Coastal Carolina considering raising tuition

Coastal Carolina University's tuition likely will increase for the second straight year.

The university's board of trustees is preparing to approve a 3 percent hike for in-state students. The increase would amount to $155 more per semester. Out-of-state tuition would rise by 3.2 percent or $380 per semester. The board is scheduled to vote on the proposal Friday morning.

“It’s already so expensive,” said Kayvon Bahery, a freshman health promotion major from the Boston area. “I definitely really hope they don’t do that. ... It’s definitely going to make a difference for some people, including myself.”