CCAC Board of Trustees approves 2015–2016 budget with no tuition increase
PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $109.6 million budget that keeps both last year’s budget and the current rate of tuition intact but allows for an increase in the technology fee. Tuition for Allegheny County residents remains at $104.75 per credit or $1,571.25 per full-time semester (12 to 18 credits).
The 2015–2016 operating budget includes $104,756,943 for operating expenditures; $1,910,487 for strategic programmatic initiatives; $1,030,000 for facilities and deferred maintenance; $1,017,000 for ITS infrastructure; $906,049 for transfer from the college’s operating fund to the plant fund for total operating expenditures; and transfers of $109,620,479. The budget is based upon the college maintaining flat enrollment for the upcoming academic year.
The college’s technology fee, necessary to help the college keep pace with evolving technological advancements, will increase $3.00 per credit hour. In addition, course fees for a select number of courses are being adjusted. These fees are designed to cover the costs of laboratory and instructional supplies.
“The CCAC Board of Trustees is pleased to be able to deliver a budget that remains the same as last year and holds the line on tuition for the upcoming academic year,” says Amy M. Kuntz, chair, CCAC Board of Trustees. “Although there will be an adjustment to the technology fee and some course fees in order to deliver up-to-date technology as well as laboratory and instructional supplies to students, CCAC continues to offer cutting-edge programing at an exceptional value for our students and our community.”