The board of the Wabash Valley region of Ivy Tech Community College has approved offering in-state tuition rates to residents of four eastern Illinois counties.
The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports residents of Edgar, Clark, Crawford and Vermilion counties in Illinois would pay the in-state rate _ currently $126 per credit hour _ instead of the $260 they now pay.
Executive Director of Administration Alisha Aman of Ivy Tech's Southwest and Wabash Valley regions said the change would occur next semester if Ivy Tech President Tom Snyder approves it.
Aman says many residents of the four counties currently work in the Terre Haute area and their employers also would benefit from them gaining new vocational skills.
Aman says the region now has 173 students from Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties.