That’s the increase in tuition at the College of Charleston for in state students, according to the Associated Press:

Trustees at the liberal arts school in Charleston voted Monday to raise tuition for instate undergraduate students by 8 percent. That raises the cost of tuition from $7,778 to $8,400.

Out-of-state undergraduate students will pay 9 percent more this fall. That increases tuition from $18,732 to $20,418.

Trustee Chairman Bobby Marlowe says trustees recognize the difficulty of paying for college. But he says it would be impossible to maintain the quality of education and extracurricular opportunities without the increase.

The college has about 11,400 students.

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