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.