PCC Raises In-State, Decreases Out-of-State Tuition

The Pima Community College Board of Governors has voted to increase tuition of the students in the eighth poorest metropolitan area in the country while reducing tuition for those out-of-state non-resident students.

The Board approved a $3 per-credit-hour increase to in-state resident tuition for the 2016-17 academic year.

The change, approved at Wednesday night’s Board meeting, will bring PCC’s in-state resident tuition to $78.50 per credit-hour, a 4 percent increase over current tuition rates.

The Board also approved the following decreases to per-credit-hour tuition rates:

  • Out-of-state non-resident/international classroom: decrease of $52 to $300
  • Out-of-state non-resident/international online: decrease of $142 to $210
  • For students aged 55 and older: The College is providing a 50 percent discount.

“Although a difficult decision, this tuition increase is a very strategic and focused one,” said Chancellor Lee Lambert. “It will allow the College to better position itself for the future by adding students in the online, 55-and-older, international, and full-time student categories.”

The changes go into effect starting with the academic year that begins July 1, 2016.

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