Fort Lewis College trustees voted unanimously Friday to raise tuition for in-state students by 9 percent, while leaving
out-of-state tuition unchanged.
Tuition for in-state students will rise from $3,102 this year to about $3,382 in 2010-11. The higher rate takes effect
Out-of-state tuition remains at $16,072 per year.
The tuition increase is the maximum allowed by the Colorado Legislature, which keeps a tight rein on public colleges'
ability to raise tuition.
FLC staff had asked the trustees to set tuition rates as soon as possible so prospective students could make decisions
about their enrollment.
President Brad Bartel and Steve Schwartz, vice president for finance and administration, said FLC may be pushing the
limit of what out-of-state students are willing to pay.
Legislators had expressed concern about the rising cost of the college's Native American tuition waiver. The state
reimburses FLC for educating Native American students free of tuition.