Archive for Friday, November 19, 2010

JCCC trustees OK tuition increase

November 19, 2010

Johnson County Community College students can expect to see tuition increases in the 2011-2012 academic year.

At their monthly meeting Nov. 18, the JCCC Board of Trustees approved guidelines the college will use to build JCCC’s budget for 2011-2012. Under the guidelines, in-state students would see a tuition increase of $5 a credit hour in 2011-2012 while out-of-state students’ tuition would increase $13 a credit hour.

The new rates mean Johnson County residents would pay $80 a credit hour, Kansas residents outside the county would pay $95 a credit hour, and non-Kansas residents would pay $186 a credit hour.

The guidelines call for the college’s budget to be prepared with the assumption that the county’s assessed valuation will decrease by 3 percent, while enrollment will increase by 2 percent. The budget will reflect an adjustment to state aid when a reasonable estimate is available.

The plan calls for no new full-time faculty and staff positions.

The budget will include the capital outlay levy of .500 mills, which was reestablished for a five-year period in 2008-2009.

College faculty, staff and administrators will begin their formal budget planning process Nov. 19. The trustees will review the budget in April and approve a management budget in May. The college’s legal budget is approved in August.

The next regular meeting of the JCCC board of trustees is 5 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Hugh Speer Board room, 137 GEB. All board of trustees meetings are open to the public.

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