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PCC Sets Tuition for 2014-15 School Year

March 13, 2014

Tucson, AZ -- Pima Community College’s Board of Governors has approved a $5 per-credit-hour increase to in-state resident tuition for the 2014-15 academic year.

The change, approved at last night’s Board meeting, will bring PCC’s in-state resident tuition to $70.50 per credit-hour. The new rate will help the College 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.

“No one wants to raise tuition,” Chancellor Lee D. Lambert says. “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 noted that she voted against a tuition increase last year, but approved the change in tuition this year because the College is on the right track under the leadership of Chancellor Lambert.

The Board made no changes to student services and technology fees. The student services fee remains $3.00 per credit-hour and the technology fee remains $2.50 per credit-hour. 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. Non-resident tuition remains $329.00 per credit hour, and non-resident summer tuition remains $214.00 per credit hour.

The changes go into effect starting with the academic year that begins July 1, 2014.

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

New starting time for Governing Board meetings

Also last night, the Governing Board approved 5:30 p.m. as the starting time for future regular Board meetings, beginning with the April 16 meeting. The Board had directed the College to survey internal and external constituents about their preferences regarding meeting start times. The approximately 570 survey respondents, including external constituents, decisively made 5:30 their first choice.

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850