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

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

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



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