Tuition increase on committee agenda

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An employee bonus will be discussed Tuesday by the Student Success Committee.

By Cynthia M. Herrera

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

A tuition increase of 5 percent for spring 2016 and a one-time employee bonus will be up for discussion during the Audit Budget and Finance Committee at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Killen Center.

It has been 3 1/2 years since the last tuition increase.

Additionally, a new policy on core curriculum and degrees will be discussed during the Student Success Committee meeting at 6 p.m.

The Policy and Long-Range Planning Committee will discuss proposed additions of pathways and marketable skills in conjunction with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, THECB 60×30 Higher Education Strategic Plan and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This committee meets at 8 p.m.

According to a PowerPoint presentation available on the board of trustees minutes webpage, Alamo Colleges is $8 per credit hour below average in-state tuition. That page is found at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicAgenda.aspx?ak=1000015&mk=50171869.

Increases are to make up for a loss in state funding and to cover the remaining cost of funding advisers.

An employee bonus is proposed as a reward for a 35 percent increase in student completion and enrollment growth.

Information available before the meeting does not give an amount of the proposed bonus.

Agendas for the committee meetings are available at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000015.

 

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