CCCC Lowering Cost of Dual Credit Classes

By Payton Tholstrup

Cloud County Community College has announced that this year, they will be waiving all fees for dual credit courses for high school students beginning in the 2024 fall semester. They hope to make college courses more affordable for high school students.

“We’re waiving the fees this year to provide access to more high school students who are interested in dual credit courses,” said Cloud County President Amber Knoettgen. She explained that cost can be a barrier for many families, and this will save them $47 a credit hour. In total, that’s a savings of $141 per three-credit hour course.

The waiver is for in-person classes only. High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors may enroll in college-level classes and start earning college credit.

“One of our guiding values is accessibility and our mission as a community college is to have a positive impact on the communities we serve,” Knoettgen said.

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