(WSIL) -- The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents voted Friday to free tuition for the 2021-2022 school year.
The current rate of $179 per credit hour will remain next year. Out-of-state students from counties contiguous to Kentucky will continue to pay $358 per credit hour. All other out-of-state students will pay $627 per credit hour.
“The pandemic has taken a toll on our students who’ve been affected in numerous ways, including job loss,” KCTCS Board Chair Gail Henson said. “The board wanted to help students, and we felt keeping our tuition at the same rate would help thousands of families.”
In other business, the board:
- Approved a budget of $1,066,642,600 for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
- Approved an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Cybersecurity for Big Sandy Community and Technical College and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
- Ratified 29 certificate and eight diploma programs.
- Approved 14,800 academic credential requests between January 9, 2021 – April 9, 2021 (associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates). These credentials include:
- 9,713 for certificates;
- 829 candidates for diplomas; and
- 4,258 candidates for associate degrees.