ILLINOIS — Community colleges are working to lower costs for students and Parkland, in Champaign, is one of them.
The Illinois Community College Board approved all 39 districts provide students with affordable access to programs which aren’t available at their schools.
It means college students from anywhere in the state can now take some credits at Parkland for the same price as in-district students. In-district students currently pay $164/credit hour. Out-of-district students pay $370/credit hour.
The new program would level the tuition playing field, but only for credits not offered at the student’s school.
Parkland officials say it will benefit students because it offers programs other colleges don’t. The program saves students $260/credit hour.
It goes into effect at the beginning of the next school year.