Higher Education in Utah to Cost More in 2018

College students studying in a library The cost of higher education in Utah may become more expensive as tuition fees in the state may increase between 2.5% and 5%.

A proposal brought to the State Board of Regents calls for an average of 3.4% increase for rate hikes at eight schools in the state. Utah State University (USU), for example, seeks a $289 surcharge annual undergraduate resident tuition fees to a total of $7,697.

Meanwhile, Snow College proposed the lowest amount of tuition increase at $80, or $3,276, if the proposal gains approval.

Academic Rates

The proposed tuition rate hikes are classified under tier 1 and tier 2. All of the eight schools want to impose a 2.5% increase under the first-tier scheme, while four schools such seek to implement additional rate adjustments on an individual basis.

That means that an approved increase would lead to a 3.5% increase in Weber State University, while fees in USU and Dixie State University will rise by 5% in the 2017-2018 academic year. The proposed increase only affect public campuses in the state and may not trickle down to vocational learning centers.

Still Affordable

David Buhler, State Commissioner of Higher Education, said that the proposed rate hike are still lower compared to previous increases. Funding support from the 2017 Legislature helped in keeping the supposed adjustments at a low level.

If traditional college education seems costly for you, Collectiv Academy says that there are other more affordable opportunities that can help you earn a decent livelihood. These options include courses to become an automotive mechanic or enrolling in a barber school in Utah.

The importance of learning will always be an important part in determining your success in life. However, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Don’t let the expected increase in tuition fee for colleges discourage you, as there are alternative ways to gain a decent education.