Tuition going up for CNM students this fall semester
August 05, 2011
cnm students will pay more for tuition this fall. the college president says it's all because of state budget cuts. eddie garcia tells us how much more money students will be dishing out - he's live in the newsroom. here's what students will be paying this fall.. $48.25 per credit hour - that's up 4 four dollars and twenty five cents from last year. for a full time student that translates to $ 579.00 per semester - $51 dollars more than last semester. the college president tells me even though this could be significant to some students -- c-n-m is still much cheaper than any university in the state. c-n-m nursing student jeremiah hassener is bartending to pay for college -- he refuses to get into loan debt despite this year's tuition hike. it would be a little bit of a burden but i don't think it would be that drastic. he says the weak economy is forcing him to re-examine his life ...that's why he's back in school and pursuing medicine. people are never going to stop getting sick and dying so if you have a hand in that, then you will always have a job plus with nursing you can go just about anywhere in the world and have a steady source of income. cnm president dr. kathie winograd understands the burden on cash-strapped students. it think it's painful for our students and anything that's painful for our students we certainly don't like doing. she says this year's state budget cuts were just o deep. as the cuts from the state got more draconian then we had to go forward with a tuition increase. hassener will continue to pay his own way but admits, he can't take much more. as far as i'm concerned money is ok but if i did need to get grants i would take that route. cnm's president tells me the college has the highest enrollment in the state topping at 30-thousand students, edging out the major universities. she doesn't anticipate this hike in tuition will affect enrollment numbers.