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Posted on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 4:22 p.m.

Washtenaw Community College to offer tuition freeze for students who register early

By Kody Klein

For Washtenaw Community College students who plan to enroll in fall classes before Aug. 1, the school is offering an extra early-bird incentive: a 0 percent increase on your tuition.


WCC students who register for fall classes before August 1 will receive the a zero percent tuition increase.

Photo courtesy of Washtenaw Community College

The WCC Board of Trustees unanimously approved the tuition freeze at its meeting on March 26.

“I strongly encourage our current students and students interested in enrolling at WCC this fall to take full advantage of this opportunity," said Rose B. Bellanca, president of WCC.

Registration begins on April 17, and anyone interested in taking advantage of the tuition freeze will have to make arrangements to be sure payment is made before Aug. 1. After the deadline, in-district rates will increase by $2 per credit hour.

Last month, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman told the Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee that tuition has to be increased for U-M students.



Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 12:34 a.m.

The reason they are doing that is because this is the first time they are doing WAY early fall registration. This is a tactic that they are doing to try and get students to come back. However I don't think its going to actually increase registrations. Its going to end up like cash for clunkers. Its just going to shift the registrations cost the college a little bit of money doing so and thus force them to do an increase for winter or a larger than normal increase for next fall. Either way its a waste of time and money.


Fri, Mar 29, 2013 : 7:01 p.m.

Sounds like a good idea if WCC will commit to holding all sections of all classes they schedule and/or to holding the cost constant on classes a student must re-schedule fro family or work reasons.


Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 11:14 p.m.

Well, this appears to be an effort to buy some good PR after the disastrous press the college has been getting. So, in a sense, this is another major cost that the president's PR nightmare has cost the college. Is anyone tracking the costs (real costs and opportunity costs) that are piling up?


Thu, Mar 28, 2013 : 8:26 p.m.

Finally, a college with some leadership with regards to tuition. Maybe that big school to the east of them will take the hint, but I doubt it.