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Rock Valley College board approves fee hike, change to online tuition

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — A fee hike is coming to Rock Valley College.

The school's board of trustees approved an increase of $2 per credit hour for activity fees Tuesday. That money funds student clubs and athletics.

Trustees also approved to charge in-district tuition rates for all online classes. Therefore, students from across the country can take RVC online classes and pay the same rates as students in the area.

"Online courses are the future of students," said RVC Vice President of Operations Beth Young. "They prefer to sit in the comfort of their homes and take the courses. So we are ramping up our online offerings here at the college, and therefore, we wanted to make them affordable for all students."

The changes take effect on July 1, 2021.

Nick Landi

Nick Landi is a News Producer at 13 WREX. He has worked at WREX in that role since joining the station in 2018. He is a graduate of Illinois State University.

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