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Slight Tuition Increase At Community College Approved

The Bucks County Community College sign at the Newtown campus.

Tuition at Bucks County Community College will increase by $5 per credit for in-county students next academic year.

The slight tuition increase was approved Thursday by the Bucks County Community College’s Board of Trustees.

Starting in the fall semester, tuition for in-county students will rise from $145 a credit to $150 a credit. Out-of-county students who live in Pennsylvania will see tuition per credit rise from $290 to $300 per credit, and out-of-state students see the rate go from $435 to $450 a credit.

The community college with campuses in Bristol Township, Newtown Township, and Perkasie raised tuition to help balance the budget for the upcoming year, officials said.

Community college President Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt said the increase is coupled with budget cuts to maintain a stable budget.

“Although we made some difficult decisions to balance this budget, Bucks continues to be a great value with strong academic programs and dedicated faculty and staff,” said Shanblatt. “We were able to keep the tuition increase to a minimum amid support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the County of Bucks, the college’s local sponsor.”

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