BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors has reaffirmed its commitment to tuition affordability, access to academic and workforce training, and workforce development by freezing tuition for the seventh straight year. In a unanimous vote at today's LCTCS Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board approved a recommendation to maintain the current 2021-2022 tuition for the 2022-2023 academic school year.
This announcement comes at a time when many families are struggling to keep pace with the rising costs of everyday items and other necessities. “We are sensitive of the financial hardships that are impacting the people of Louisiana,” said LCTCS Board Chair Paul Price Jr. "Families are having to make tough financial decisions, and this action is our way of helping to reduce some of the financial burdens impacting families."
In addition to freezing tuition, the Board has also encouraged colleges to continue to grow and promote opportunities for financial aid, like the MJ Foster Promise Program and the Reboot Your Career program which offer access to academic and workforce training in high-value program areas like construction, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and transportation and logistics.
"These additional programs provide an unprecedented opportunity for students to find high-wage, high-demand jobs at no additional cost," said LCTCS System President Dr. Monty Sullivan. "We are conscious of the impact of high tuition on our most vulnerable populations, and this announcement highlights our continued commitment to remove financial barriers and create new viable career pathways for the citizens of Louisiana."
About the Louisiana Community and Technical College System
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) provides strategic management and support for Louisiana's 12 community and technical colleges. LCTCS colleges award associates degrees, technical diplomas, and industry-based certificates in programs aligned with business and industry and local economies, which lead students to good in-demand, high-wage jobs.