CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The College of Charleston became the latest South Carolina school to roll back its tuition increase to avoid a state-mandated building moratorium.
The Post and Courier reported that the college's board voted Friday to reduce its 2010-11 tuition increase to 7%. The state board charged with monitoring agency spending said colleges raising tuition more than 7% would not be allowed to move forward with building projects.
The College of Charleston had raised tuition 14.8% for the year - the highest percentage increase among the state's public 4-year schools. The reduction means in-state undergraduate students will pay $4,808 for spring-semester tuition instead of $5,157.
The college has five construction projects that would have been halted if they had not lowered tuition.