The Wyoming Community College Commission is considering a $4 per credit hour tuition increase for resident students.

The commission plans to consider the increase during its meeting Tuesday afternoon in Cheyenne.

Tuition rates for out-of-state students, who pay more than resident students, would also be increased under the proposal before the board.

If approved, it would be the second tuition increase in as many years among Wyoming two-year colleges.

The commission also is looking at removing the cap on how much tuition students pay.

Currently, students are not charged for credits over the full-time 12 credit hours a semester.