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CCAC students to pay more

| Friday, May 6, 2011

Tuition and fees will increase by $4 per credit next year for students at Community College of Allegheny County.

The increases — $2 per credit, raising tuition to $87.25 a credit; $1 per credit, boosting the technology fee to $9 per credit, and a new $1 per credit student service fee — are part of a $104.9 million 2011-12 budget college trustees adopted Thursday.

Officials said the measures, which include a hiring freeze on nonunion administrative positions, are a response to proposed reductions in state subsidies for higher education.

"Despite the proposed reductions in the governor's budget, we will do everything we can to continue to provide quality academic programs that are so vital to individuals in our community and region," said state Sen. Jay Costa, board treasurer.

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