Ozarks Technical Community College Weathering Probable Budget Cuts

Feb 1, 2017

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Ozarks Technical Community College officials in Springfield, Missouri say they're dramatically increasing tuition should the state face budget cuts.

Chancellor Hal Higdon tells the Springfield News-Leader that the school didn't raise tuition this year because the state's Legislature promised they would quote "get us that money." But if the budget cut for next year is equal to the one this year, Higdon says he will have no choice but to propose a tuition increase.

The school was able to weather the $1.1 million mid-year budget cut this year by preparing for budget reduction impacts.

Gov. Eric Greitens plans to reveal his proposed 2018 fiscal year budget this week.