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WBC freezes tuition

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WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) -

Next year students on one Region 8 campus won’t have to spend more for tuition. But, they will have to shell out more bucks for food and housing.

The Williams Baptist College Board of Trustees voted Monday to forego a tuition increase for the 2017-18 school year.

“We understand that families struggle to pay for college, so we are very pleased to be able to hold the line on tuition for next year,” said WBC President Tom Jones.

However, the board voted to raise room and board by three percent, approximately $100 per semester, to cover the college’s increased costs.

The board also approved this year’s audit report. According to auditor Lisa Stephens, WBC is in “strong shape financially.”

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