For the seventh consecutive year, Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College, along with the other two-year colleges in Louisiana, will not raise tuition on students.
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors reaffirmed its commitment to tuition affordability, access to academic and workforce training, and workforce development by freezing tuition by a unanimous vote, which will maintain the current 2021-2022 tuition for the 2022-2023 academic school year.
“I am very pleased that the LCTCS Board of Supervisors chose to maintain the current tuition rates, this decision helps to promote college affordability and access,” said Chancellor Dr. Earl Meador. “The 12 LCTCS colleges remain the most affordable route for Louisiana citizens to a successful future by providing training toward high wage and high demand professions. NLTCC remains focused on changing the world one high wage career at a time.”
The 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.”
Visit https://www.nltcc.edu/financial-aid/m-j-foster-promise-program for more information on the MJ Foster Promise Program and to apply.
Fall Registration is currently open and will continue until classes begin on August 8th. NLTCC provides students access to high demand careers and employers with highly skilled graduates. We offer associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates, and technical competency areas in pathways such as healthcare, computer technology, manufacturing, barbering, welding, and business with classes available at all three of our campuses – Minden, Mansfield, and Shreveport.
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