Treasure Valley Community College wants $200,000 more from students

John Forsyth (left), chair of the Treasure Valley Community College board and other board members at a recent meeting. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – Treasure Valley Community College is recommending a tuition increase – the fourth in five years – to help balance its budget next year.

The new plan will raise about $200,000 a year from more than 2,000 students.

The proposal comes as the college faces severe financial stresses and needs to slash spending by almost $500,000 to balance its budget. The college last week terminated six instructors in a move to cut costs for the next school year.

The new tuition hike was scheduled to go to the college’s board Tuesday night. The board will decide on the boost in April.

The proposal would lift the cost per credit in lecture . . .