College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $121.4 million budget
that provides for enrollment and retention initiatives, strategic initiatives,
emergency funds and IT upgrades, funded through a modest tuition increase.
2019–2020 operating budget includes $117,558,102 for operating expenditures;
$186,480 for enrollment and retention initiatives; $224,153 for strategic
initiatives; $200,000 for unplanned repairs; $1,605,000 for ITS infrastructure;
and $1,674,317 for transfer to the Plant Fund for total operating expenditures
and transfers of $121,448,052.
approved a $3.00 per-credit-hour increase in tuition, bringing the rate for
Allegheny County residents to $116.00 per credit, and a student services fee
increase of $3.00 per-credit-hour from $4.25 to $7.25. In-county flat full-time
tuition will increase from $1,695.00 to $1,740.00 per semester. CCAC’s tuition
and fees remain among the lowest of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges.
2019–2020 lab fee schedule includes lab fees for seven new courses, increased
fees for 31 courses, decreased fees for four courses and the deletion of lab
fees for 12 courses. The proposed lab fee changes will more closely align lab
fee revenue with instructional supplies expense.
budget supports CCAC’s long-held commitment to educational excellence while
maintaining the financial health of the institution,”
said Frederick W. Thieman, JD, chair, CCAC Board of Trustees.