The Coastal Carolina University’s board of trustees voted Thursday morning to raise tuition by 3.29 percent.
Room and board costs did not increase, resulting in a total 1.7 percent increase, or $173 per semester, in student costs.
The board cited a state-mandated 3.25 percent pay raise for all state employees as the reason for the tuition increase.
The board held its first vote last Thursday, but the vote was rescheduled after trustee and Myrtle Beach attorney Natasha Hanna pointed out the vote violated the board’s bylaws because trustees weren’t given enough advance notice for the vote.
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The bylaws require that the board is notified at least five days before any vote to increase student tuition or room and board, and members didn’t receive five days notice before last week’s vote.
Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian