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Tuition frozen at NH community colleges

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The board of trustees of the Community College System of New Hampshire says it is freezing tuition for the 2013-14 academic year at its seven colleges.

The trustees' unanimous decision Thursday marks the fourth time since 2006 that New Hampshire's community colleges have not raised tuition.

Ross Gittell, chancellor of the system, said holding the line on educational costs is critical to advance New Hampshire's economy. He said by keeping community colleges affordable, opportunities are expanded for New Hampshire residents to gain higher education and workforce skills, improve their lives and employment prospects and support economic growth in the state.

In-state tuition for 2013-14 will remain at $210 per credit. A community college student will pay $5,040 in annual tuition for a minimum full-time course load.

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