Pima Community College is raising tuition for in-state students.
The college announced the $3-per-credit hour increase Friday, marking a 4 percent rise. Tuition will now be $78.50 per credit hour for the 2016-17 school year.
Classes will get cheaper for out-of-state students, with out-of-state students taking classes on campus spending $300 per credit hour rather than $352 and online students spending $210 per credit hour rather than $352.
The changes are meant to draw more out-of-state students. Tuition is capped at 15 credit hours per semester. Students who take more classes will only pay the full-time, 15-hour rate.
"Although a difficult decision, this tuition increase is a very strategic and focused one," said Chancellor Lee Lambert in a statement. "It will allow the College to better position itself for the future by adding students in the online, 55-and-older, international, and full-time student categories."