KALISPELL - Students at Flathead Valley Community College will not have to pay extra tuition during the upcoming school year after the board decided to freeze tuition.
During this week's board meeting President Jane Karas presented a recommendation that the Board of Trustees forego tuition rates for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The Board of Trustees previously decided to increase tuition rates by one dollar. Shortly after, they voted to freeze tuition rates and any existing fees.
Sophomore Andrea Bullock said this will really help her manage her finances while going to school.
"It's hard to go to school, it's hard to pay your bills and work and manage all of your finances so I think it's a great thing, I think it shows that the board here at FVCC is really trying to keep the cost down," Bullock said.
The Trustees did approve a new mandatory $45 semester fee for students taking seven or more credits. The purpose of the fee is to provide students access to basic health care services through the new college health center.