NWC Rates to Increase
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 20, 2018
Students at Northwest College will see an increase in costs beginning this fall.
At last Monday’s monthly board meeting, the college’s board of trustees voted to approve the increases, which will affect the rates at residence halls, non-traditional student housing and meal plans.
According to an article in the Powell Tribune, the board took into account inflation, operating and maintenance costs, and needed repairs to Cody and Ashley Halls, among other factors, before making the decision.
The college’s Vice President of Administrative Services and Finance, Lisa Watson, wrote in a memo that Northwest College’s proposed 15 percent increase will raise costs more than what the average community college is charging for similar services, but she says that is due to two major factors – one, anticipated debt to modernize and fix Cody Hall, which was closed this past year due to extensive water damage; and two, the increasing costs of meal plans due to decreased enrollment.