Tuition at Pima Community College will rise 3.1 percent in the fall semester, to $65.50 for a credit-hour for Arizona residents.

The Pima Board of Governors approved the increase at its Wednesday night meeting, the school said in a press release.

"The $2 increase is the smallest percentage rise in six years, before the state began dramatically reducing funding to community colleges," the press release said.

The board approved a 50-cent increases in the student services fee to $3, and a 50-cent increase in the technology fee to $2.50. The student services fee mostly goes to fund athletics, and the tech fee funds student computers.

The press release said the board set a flat $329 tuition charge for each credit-hour for out-of-state students, eliminating a $106 a credit-hour rate for such students taking fewer than seven units.

David Bea, PCC’s executive vice chancellor for finance and administration, said Pima's in-state tuition is the third lowest among Arizona community colleges.