From Harford Community College:
Harford Community College’s Board of Trustees adopted a two-year tuition schedule at its October 16, 2012 meeting as it ensured that students will know with certainty what tuition costs will be for the next two years while considering the long-term financial health of the organization.
Starting July 1, 2013, tuition will rise $5 per credit hour to $92 with an additional $5 increase in FY15. The Board also approved a one-time $5 increase in the consolidated fee to support technology initiatives on campus. Even with the increases, Harford Community College’s tuition will remain among the lowest in the state.
According to Board Chairman Bryan Kelly, “The College’s focus on a multi-year tuition schedule allows our students to plan for what they will pay in tuition over the next two years. At the same time, the Board’s emphasis on long-term planning demonstrates our commitment to offering the highest quality of instruction and student services while ensuring the fiscal health of the College. This modulated approach will also minimize the risk of students seeing a dramatic tuition increase in a single year.”
The Board will continue to look two years in advance of its budget and make adjustments to tuition and fees based on the changing economic climate and student needs. While the Board cannot guarantee future tuition rates, this plan gives students much needed assurance of costs for at least two years.
College President Dr. Dennis Golladay stated, “Harford Community College continues to be an affordable choice for quality higher education close to home. I often hear from our students that they know tuition will increase, but they’re never sure how much or exactly when. The key word here for them is certainty. The Board’s commitment to this schedule addresses that question.”