Changes made to tuition policy for CCC employees

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Clovis Community College employees are going to get a choice when it comes to their tuition waivers.

Wednesday, The college Board of Regents approved the change, along with a new way to pay for employee travel.

The college pays up to four credit hours a semester in tuition for employees. The waiver applies for classes at CCC and at other colleges such as Eastern New Mexico University.

But if an employee took classes at both schools, the waiver will only apply at CCC.

Neibling said because of this quirk, many employees are choosing classes at Eastern New Mexico University over CCC.

CCC Vice President for Administration David Pacheco said 17 employees are using the waiver at other colleges this semester.

The revised policy gives employees the opportunity to use the waiver at ENMU and pay for classes at CCC on their own.

CCC Executive Vice President Becky Rowley said the revised policy could increase the college’s full-time student rate.