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CCU trustees revise out-of-state tuition rates
At a specially called teleconference meeting Feb. 24, the Board of Trustees of Coastal Carolina University voted to revise an earlier decision on out-of-state tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Instead of a flat 5.75 percent increase for all out-of-state students – the rate approved at the board's regular meeting Feb. 17 – the board approved the new wording "an increase of up to 5.75 percent." The motion allows the University administration the flexibility to set rates for each program based on costs.
CCU trustees set tuition for 2012-2013; no increase for in-state undergraduate students
At its quarterly meeting on Feb. 17, the Board of Trustees of Coastal Carolina University made the decision not to increase in-state undergraduate tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year and, furthermore, to give all in-state resident students a $50 per semester credit on their tuition bill for the coming year.
This action by the board is the result of careful long-range planning by the University, according to CCU President David A. DeCenzo. “The reason we are in a position to maintain in-state tuition at its present rate and to administer this credit for our in-state students is because we cut $4 million from the University’s operating expenses during the past two years,” said DeCenzo. “We made the cuts at the direction of our board of trustees in order to operate more efficiently and keep tuition costs down.”
Grand Strand Choir Challenge invites choirs to participate
Local choirs are invited to compete in the Grand Strand Choir Challenge on Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in Kimbel Arena at Coastal Carolina University.
The Challenge is open to all choirs affiliated with an institution, such as a church or school, including university choirs as well as high school glee clubs. Choirs will compete for the title of Best Choir on the Grand Strand (judged by a designated panel) and a first-place prize of $1,500, with second- and third-place prizes of $1,000 and $500 respectively.