Saturday, August 9, 2008

College Students Feeling Effects Of Sluggish Economy - Dara Rees, WYMT Hazard, KY

Many people are seeking higher education to eventually get a better paying job. However, as gas prices and tuition costs rise, many students are finding it more difficult to even afford a college education.... Officials with the Hazard Community and Technical College say enrollment is down about 10 percent from this time last year and they say some people just can't afford the education they need to get ahead...."We just recently took a six percent cut in higher education and that has lead us to have increased tuition. Of course affordability is a real issue for us right now," said Doug Fraley with HCTC. Fraley says to help students through rough times in the economy, they are offering more distance learning classes. He also says a number of courses offer longer classes that meet fewer times each week.

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