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April 13th, 2011
ACC increases tuition

STAFF REPORT

Austin Community College District trustees voted last week to increase tuition by $5 per semester credit hour. The tuition increases will become effective in the summer semester.

Students who live in-district – including Hays CISD voters who approved annexation in the November election – will pay $47 per hour, up from $42. Students who live out-of-district — including San Marcos CISD voters who rejected annexation last year — will be $155 per hour.

The college district expects its state appropriation to fall by 20 percent this year. When the district’s enrollment growth is fi gured in – a record 45,056 students are taking credit courses this semester – the state shortfall amounts to about 30 percent, college officials say.

“The state has put us in a very difficult position,” said board chair Barbara Mink.

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