Trustees Approve Slight Increase in Tuition to Balance Budget

Bucks County residents will pay $123 a credit for tuition starting this fall as part of the college’s ongoing strategy of incremental increases.

In order to balance the budget for the next academic year, the Board of Trustees at Bucks County Community College voted Thursday April 11 to increase tuition by $6 a credit for in-county residents, effective with the fall semester. The technology fee remains unchanged.

The 14-0 vote came at the board’s monthly meeting on the Newtown Campus.

Effective with the fall semester, tuition for county residents increases from $117 to $123 a credit; out-of-county residents from $234 to $246; and out-of-state residents from $351 to $369.

The change means that a typical returning student taking 12 credits a semester will pay  

$3,866 for 24 credits (including technology and activities fees) during the 2013-14 academic year, an increase of $144.  For a detailed breakdown of tuition and fees, visit www.bucks.edu.

Bucks County Community College is a public, two-year college offering nearly 80 programs of study to more than 10,000 students seeking college degrees and certification.  In addition, Bucks provides specialized workforce training and hundreds of noncredit professional development and personal enrichment options for tens of thousands of people annually.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations
215-968-8094/8093