PCC raises in-state tuition - Tucson News Now

PCC raises in-state tuition

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima Community College's Board of Governors voted Wednesday to approve a $5 per-credit-hour increase to in-state resident tuition for the 2014-15 academic year, officials confirmed.

The board said the increase will enhance student services, increase the number full-time developmental education faculty and update classrooms with new technologies and implement other measures aimed at improving student success, according to the college.

PCC's in-state tuition will be $70.50 per credit-hour.

"No one wants to raise tuition," Chancellor Lee D. Lambert said. "But it is critical that we make an investment in the best employees, facilities and programs in order to deliver the best possible educational experience to our students."

Governing Board member Dr. Sylvia Lee, who voted against a tuition increase last year, said she approved it this year.

There were no changes to student services and technology fees. The student services fee mostly funds athletics, which are not funded by taxpayer dollars. The technology fee covers lifecycle replacement for computers used by students throughout PCC.

The Board did not change non-resident tuition rates, which remains at $329.00 per credit hour. Non-resident summer tuition remains at $214.00 per credit hour.

The increase will be implemented July 1, before the second summer session.

View a presentation on student tuition and College finances for Fiscal Year 2015 here.

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