JCCC trustees OK tuition increase
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.