Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pima Community College Raises Tuition, Other Fees to Cope with Zero State Funding

Posted By on Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 4:17 PM

click to enlarge COURTESY OF PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • Courtesy of Pima Community College

For lack of any state funding, tuition for in-state students at Pima Community College is increasing by 7 percent for the 2015-16 school year. The board made their decision at Wednesday's afternoon meeting.

Starting July 1, residents will pay $5 more per credit hour (from $70.50 to $75.50) and non-residents $23 more (from $329 to $352 per credit hour). PCC also raised its tuition last year by nearly 8 percent. Up until now, the in-state price for full-time students has been $2,115. 

"The college is very sensitive to the impact of tuition increases on our students. When we discussed tuition with student government leaders, they recognized the balance PCC must maintain between keeping tuition low and having the resources necessary to provide quality education and services to our students," a statement from PCC said.

The board also increased the college's semester processing fee from $10 to $15, but got rid of the $15 graduation fee and the $2 fee for student ID cards.

This school year, PCC got $7.7 million from the state. A budget deal approved Saturday eliminated all state money for Pima, as well as Maricopa Community Colleges as of next year. Pinal Community College District got $2 million.

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