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SCCC budget calls for tuition hike

SCCC budget calls for tuition hike

The Schenectady County Legislature on Tuesday approved a Schenectady County Community College budget

The Schenectady County Legislature on Tuesday approved a Schenectady County Community College budget that increases tuition for the first time in three years.

The tuition increase of $3 per credit hour comes as the college continues to add new programs in casino and gaming management, supply chain management, drama, honors, communications, entrepreneurship and more, SCCC Acting President Martha Asselin said in a news release.

The $30.67 million budget for 2014-15 increases spending by $1.2 million, or 3.9 percent, from 2013-14 and includes funding for four new full-time Academic Affairs positions and four part-time positions. It also funds a new, mandatory first-year course aimed at improving student success, retention and completion rates.

“SCCC’s 2014-15 operating budget was a collaborative effort between the college, its Board of Trustees and the county, and represents a responsible plan for SCCC to grow its excellent academic offerings while continuing to position the college as a first-choice higher educational institution for so many students in the Capital Region,” Asselin said.

The spending plan sets tuition at $1,728 per semester for state residents, the lowest rate in the Capital Region. New, full-time students can still register for the fall semester; the deadline is Monday, Aug. 25.

Visit www.sunysccc.edu/enroll or call 381-1366 for more information.

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