SUNY Ulster budget contains no tuition hike

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STONE RIDGE – The Ulster County Community
College budget for 2015-16 contains no tuition increase.

The joint Ways and Means and Education committees of the county legislature
have approved the spending plan, which increases the county contribution
by two percent to $6.4 million.

At $4,230 in annual tuition, Ways and Means Chairman Richard Gerentine
said the school remains a good deal.
Enrollment is down, he noted.

“People are going to full-time colleges or trade school so they
are trying to develop programs that will try to keep the kids into particular
community colleges,” he said.
The budget does not include the $800,000 the county must pay to other
counties for Ulster students attending their community colleges.

The full county legislature must now vote on the spending plan at its
monthly session next week.