City school board raises tuition for non-city residents

Students attending School for the Arts, Poly, Western and City would be affected

March 23, 2011|By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore City school board approved Tuesday raising tuition by 10 percent for students who do not reside in the city but attend some of its prestigious high schools.

The rate increase would primarily affect students who attend the Baltimore School for the Arts, Polytechnic Institute, Western High School and City College. The increase would put city schools' non-resident tuition rates at $4,660 for the coming school year, up from $4,235.

The four high schools bring in the highest percentage of students from outside of the city. The School for the Arts has the highest non-resident population, with 25 percent of its enrollment comprising non-city residents.

The school system has raised tuition by 10 percent each of the past five years, but the city still has lower non-resident tuitions than neighboring jurisdictions and parochial schools.

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