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      JWCC approves tuition rate hike

      Students who attend John Wood Community College next year can expect to pay a little more.

      The Board of Trustees approved the tuition increase of $3 per credit hour for the 2012-2013 academic year. The vote increased the per-credit-hour tuition to $123 for in-district students and $233 for out-of-district students.

      John Wood President John Letts said the move was made to help the college balance its budget.

      Last year the trustees increased tuition by $3. A college spokeswoman said that the last time the college didn't raise tuition was in 1998.