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OJC Press Release ID: 3098

Thursday, May 20, 2021

No Tuition Increase This Year at OJC


The State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) voted in mid-April to set tuition rates for the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) for the 2021-22 academic year. OJC is pleased to announce that the outcome was to keep tuition flat, meaning there will be no increase in tuition costs for students.

This, in addition to the implementation of the Open Educational Resources Grant (OER), will play a big role in lifting some of the financial burden for students. The OER Grant is providing funds for Otero faculty to be able to create and provide course content and guides online in replacement of books for some classes.

CCCS was able to accomplish this tuition freeze because of increased state funding for higher education this year. OJC and the 12 additional community colleges within CCCS are the largest providers of undergraduate education and workforce training in Colorado. One of the main goals is to be affordable while still providing a quality education for its students.

Jenn Johnston, controller for OJC, stated, “This past year has been financially difficult for a lot of people, including many of our students. There have been several changes to schedules, employment and other life circumstances that have been very difficult to adjust to. By offering a flat tuition rate we hope it will help support those who are already enrolled in courses and encourage those considering enrolling, to take that step.”

Summer and Fall Semester Registration is currently open. Please call Student Services at 719-384-6800 for more information on registration.

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OJC is pleased to announce that there will be no tuition increase for the 2021-2022 academic year.