No tuition increase proposed in WCC budget


Main campus at Valhalla

WHITE PLAINS – There will be no tuition increase for students attending Westchester Community College this fall under the college’s 2016-17 budget as proposed by County Executive Robert Astorino. He presented his proposed spending plan with no tuition hike for the fourth year to the county board of legislators on Monday.
The county’s share of the $122.5 million is $29.8 million, an increase of $500,000 over last year.
“WCC’s students work hard to make a better life for themselves and their families, and we approach each budget with the goal of protecting their efforts,” Astorino said. “A tuition increase would mean an additional burden that many could not bear.”
Total salaried positions at the college will remain flat at 547.
The college’s capital budget will increase by $800,000 to $3.8 million. The five capital projects funded by the budget include technology upgrades to the main and satellite campuses, roof replacements and infrastructure upgrades.
The board of legislators will vote on the college budget on August 1. The school’s fiscal year begins on September 1.

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