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      Hot Springs 2-year school to seek tuition increase

      HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - National Park Community College says it must increase tuition rates now that voters turned down a millage increase that would have funded the school in Hot Springs.

      President Sally Carder says the school is now working out a budget that will be presented in May - and it will include an increase in tuition and fees.

      On April 9, voters rejected a 1.7-mill increase that would have paid for a new technical campus for high school classes, college courses and increased workforce training. Carder tells the Sentinel-Record (http://bit.ly/15oKJNE ) that the college is falling farther behind with its equipment and technology because it can't afford to buy more.

      National Park Community College is a 2-year school with an enrollment of about 4,000 students.

      Information from: The Sentinel-Record, http://www.hotsr.com

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