On March 29, before a packed house on the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, the Utah Board of Regents met among Senate and community members to discuss the distributions of funds among the eight public colleges and universities in Utah.
The board announced its approval to increases tuition prices by 6 percent at SLCC.
For a full-time student at SLCC, this means an increase of $165 dollars per year beginning this fall.
Although SLCC has seen steady tuition increases over the past ten years, the Board of Regents said this is the lowest tuition increase in over a decade for most higher education students in Utah.
Senator Stephen Unquhart took to the podium to talk about his hopes for higher education funding saying that money spent on higher education right now is some of the best expenditures the state could invest in.
Unquhart says he believes it would have been nice to see Governor Gary Herbert push for a little bit harder for money towards higher education during the 2013 legislative session.