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EAC’s Governing Board maintains tuition levels for 2010-11

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EAC’s Governing Board maintains tuition levels for 2010-11

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s District Governing Board unanimously voted to not increase the College’s tuition for the 2010-2011 academic year. Tuition rates for a full-time student (12 or more credits) will be a flat rate of $760. Part-time students enrolling in two to six credits will pay a flat rate of only $130.

“The big news from this [governing board] meeting is that we are recommending no increase in tuition for EAC next year,” said EAC President Mark Bryce. “Some institutions use the tough economic times as an excuse to raise tuition. We’re asking instead that we hold tuition even to help our students and their families.”

As a comparison, tuition at the three state universities in Arizona each top $3,000 per semester, making EAC’s tuition less than 25 percent of their cost. A student enrolling at Eastern for the first two years of their education can save almost $9,000 in tuition alone.

Students wishing to take advantage of EAC’s low tuition can now enroll in the upcoming Spring 2010 semester by visiting Gila Hank Online at or by calling the Records and Registration Office at (928) 428-8270. Spring 2010 courses begin on Wednesday, January 13, 2010.