CCAC Board of Trustees approves 2019–2020 budget

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $121.4 million budget that provides for enrollment and retention initiatives, strategic initiatives, emergency funds and IT upgrades, funded through a modest tuition increase.

The 2019–2020 operating budget includes $117,558,102 for operating expenditures; $186,480 for enrollment and retention initiatives; $224,153 for strategic initiatives; $200,000 for unplanned repairs; $1,605,000 for ITS infrastructure; and $1,674,317 for transfer to the Plant Fund for total operating expenditures and transfers of $121,448,052.

Trustees approved a $3.00 per-credit-hour increase in tuition, bringing the rate for Allegheny County residents to $116.00 per credit, and a student services fee increase of $3.00 per-credit-hour from $4.25 to $7.25. In-county flat full-time tuition will increase from $1,695.00 to $1,740.00 per semester. CCAC’s tuition and fees remain among the lowest of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges.

The 2019–2020 lab fee schedule includes lab fees for seven new courses, increased fees for 31 courses, decreased fees for four courses and the deletion of lab fees for 12 courses. The proposed lab fee changes will more closely align lab fee revenue with instructional supplies expense.

“This budget supports CCAC’s long-held commitment to educational excellence while maintaining the financial health of the institution,” said Frederick W. Thieman, JD, chair, CCAC Board of Trustees.

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