Students going to COCC will soon pay about $3600 for a full load of classes. That represents a tuition hike of about 8.5%. Central Oregon Community College spokesman Ron Paradis says the Board just approved the increase: “The board voted to increase tuition from $70 to $76 per credit for in-district students. It’s about an 8.6% increase, obviously with the enrollment growth that we've seen and knowing that the state tax money and local property taxes aren't keeping up with that growth the only way to increase the amount of revenue is to increase tuition. At $3600 a year for a full load, COCC is still below the statewide average of about $4000.