Southeast Community College students will pay more for tuition and room and board starting next fall. The college's board approved a 2.79 percent increase in tuition on Tuesday.
Students at the college's campuses in Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford will pay $55.50 per credit hour next year, up from the current $54.
College president Jack Huck says it wasn't possible to hold tuition flat because the amount of state aid for education being considered in the Legislature won't cover Southeast's costs.
The board also approved an increase in room and board rates that will range between 3 percent and 3.5 percent. The size of that increase will be determined by occupancy rates and the availability of meal service.