Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

05/02/2013 -- CCAC trustees approve $112.5 million budget

PRESS RELEASE
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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Board of Trustees today approved a $112.5 million operating budget for the 2013–2014 fiscal year, including a $4.25-per-credit tuition increase for Allegheny County residents.

The increase of 4.5% brings in-county tuition to $99.75 per credit, among the lowest of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges. Full-time students from Allegheny County will pay a flat tuition rate of $1,496.25 per semester.

“This increase is necessary for CCAC to be able to continue to provide quality education in the face of flat funding from the commonwealth and a necessary adjustment from Allegheny County,” said Amy M. Kuntz, chair of the board.

CCAC’s 2013–2014 operating budget represents an increase of $3 million, or 2.7%, over this year’s $109.5 million budget. The growth mirrors both increased costs from contractual obligations, utilities and purchased goods and services as well as greater demand for the college’s innovative student success programming that has led to increases in retention, progress and completion.

“I thank the board for providing the resources we need to ensure that students succeed in their academic pursuits and, ultimately, become productive members of our region’s workforce,” said CCAC President Alex Johnson.

Residents of other Pennsylvania counties will pay tuition of $199.50 per credit, and out-of-state students will pay $299.25 per credit. The college’s student services fee will increase by $2.25 per credit, to $4.25, and the technology fee will increase from $12 to $18.25 per credit.

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.