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CCAC Board of Trustees approves 2021–2022 budget with no tuition increase

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $114.4 million budget that provides for strategic initiatives, emergency funds and IT upgrades. Tuition and fees remain unchanged. 

The 2021–2022 operating budget includes $111,798,000 for operating expenditures; $250,000 for strategic initiatives; $200,000 for deferred maintenance; $1,393,000 for ITS infrastructure; and $755,000 for transfer to the Plant Fund for total operating expenditures and transfers of $114,396,000.

Trustees approved the budget with no increase in tuition or fees in acknowledgment of the continuing financial hardships faced by many students and their families due to the coronavirus pandemic. The rate for Allegheny County residents remains $118.00 per credit, and the student services fee remains $8.25 per-credit-hour. In-county flat full-time tuition is $1,770.00 per semester. 

“Today, the Board of Trustees passed a budget that supports CCAC’s unwavering commitment to educational excellence while acknowledging the financial challenges faced by many of our students in the wake of the pandemic,” said Mona N. Generett, PhD, chair, CCAC Board of Trustees. “By holding the line on tuition for the upcoming academic year, the college remains true to its mission of delivering innovative academic and career programming at an affordable cost to all residents of the community, particularly in these times of economic uncertainty.”