Monday, July 17, 2017

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No tuition increase in proposed WCC budget

WHITE PLAINS – For the fifth year in a row, Westchester Community College tuition will not increase under the 2017-18 spending plan as proposed by County Executive Robert Astorino.

The $122 million operating budget includes a $29.9 million county contribution, an increase of $67,000 over last year.

The college board of trustees has already approved the spending plan.

“We propose a budget that prioritizes an affordable and high quality education for Westchester Community College’s students and families,” said college President Dr. Belinda Miles. “No tuition increases for five years is notable within New York State and a testament to our collaborative partnership with Westchester County leadership.”

The capital budget includes $2.16 million for four projects, which include technology upgrades at several locations on-and-off-campus along with site improvements throughout campus and a proposal to assess planning and infrastructure needs going forward.

The board of legislators is scheduled to vote on the budget on August 7. The college’s fiscal year starts on September 1.

 


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