College balances budget

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The books will be balanced for 2014-15 at Medicine Hat College. The budget was approved this week by the college board but it does come with a cost. Full time credit courses will see tuition’s raised by 1% next year and parking fees at the facility are also set to rise with daily passes costing a dollar more. New president Denise Henning said in a press release that they continue to be affordable from the perspective of students and taxpayers adding that tuition fees for credit programs are mid-range when compared to other colleges in Alberta. Student enrollment for the year is predicted to hold at just over 2200 full time students and Henning said that more spots in the trades and power engineering courses will be available for fall classes.