BC3 budget doesn’t raise tuition, fees

June 24, 2020 Cranberry Local News

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Butler County Community College’s board of trustees adopted a balanced $35.7 million budget for 2020-21 that does not raise tuition or student fees.

The budget, unanimously approved June 17, is based on a 10-percent enrollment decline due to uncertain fall enrollment because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuition and fees for students from Butler County will remain at $170 per credit. Students from other counties in the state will pay $270 per credit for face-to-face, remote and blended instruction courses.

All students will be charged an additional $25 per credit for an online course. A lab fee of $35 will be charged for certain courses.

Revenue from student tuition and fees is projected at $14.5 million, down from $16.7 million from the 2019-20 budget.

“The budget does not include any tuition or fee increases,” said Nick Neupauer, college president.

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