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