By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
A 3 percent raise for all Hagerstown Junior College employees was included in the nearly $12.7 million budget approved by the college's Board of Trustees on Tuesday afternoon, according to college officials.
The 1997-98 budget - about 4 percent more than last year's budget - includes nearly $9.9 million for employee salaries and benefits.
A $3 per credit hour tuition hike was factored into the budget, said HJC Comptroller Arthur Barnhart.
The increase, the 12th in as many years, will bring tuition up to $70 per credit hour for Washington County residents, $96 for other Maryland residents and $123 for out-of-state residents.