Students will pay $3 more per credit hour than last year at Mid-Plains Community College, beginning this fall.

The Board of Governors voted to raise resident tuition from $89 per credit hour to $92, an increase of just under 3%, at their meeting Wednesday night.

A $15 per credit hour service fee will continue to be levied, over and above the tuition, so for residents, tuition and fees will be $107 per credit hour.

The resident senior citizen tuition will be $32 per credit hour.

MPCC offers the in-state tuition rate to students who live in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota and Wyoming.

For non-resident students, tuition will increase $4 per credit hour, or 3.05%. That will change tuition and fees from $131 to $135 an hour next fall.

Non-resident tuition is 130% of resident tuition.

The non-resident senior citizen tuition will be $42 per credit hour.

The board of governors also approved a $50 per semester increase in room and board rates in both McCook and North Platte.

“Based on projections from some of the other community colleges in Nebraska, MPCC’s increase in tuition is the second lowest in the state,” MPCC President Ryan Purdy said. “It’s difficult to compare housing because of the numerous options available, but it would appear that, on average,  MPCC has the lowest room and board costs in the state’s community colleges.”