CCAC Board of Trustees approves 2017–2018 budget

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $113.8 million budget that provides for enrollment and retention initiatives, IT upgrades and deferred maintenance projects, funded through a modest tuition increase.

The 2017-2018 operating budget includes $109,491,210 for operating expenditures; $1,169,485 for strategic programmatic initiatives; $250,000 for facilities/deferred maintenance; $1,966,800 for ITS infrastructure and security and $894,694 for transfer to Plant Fund Debt Services.

Trustees approved a $2.25 per credit hour increase in tuition, bringing the rate for Allegheny County residents to $110.00 per credit. In-county flat full-time tuition will increase from $1,616.25 to $1,650.00 per semester.

The 2017-2018 lab fee schedule includes lab fees for 17 new courses, increased fees for 31 courses, decreased fees for 12 courses and the deletion of lab fees for 15 courses. The proposed lab fee changes will more closely align lab fee revenue with instructional supplies expense.

"This afternoon, the CCAC Board of Trustees passed a budget that includes measures that are essential to ensuring the financial health of the institution," said Frederick Thieman, JD, chair, CCAC Board of Trustees. "Although we are asking students to make an additional investment in their education, CCAC's innovative, industry-driven academic and career training programs continue to deliver exceptional value for our students and the wider community."

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