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Board Considers Tuition Changes

By Claudia Ugbana and John DeGregorio 
Managing Editors

President Proposes Tuition Decrease for High School Students

The Board of Trustees will discuss lowering the tuition rate for local high school students who take MCC courses at their meeting at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 20.

Interim President Mark McCormick said the tuition hearing scheduled as part of the Nov. 20 board meeting is not related to the regular per-credit tuition rate for students currently enrolled at MCC.

McCormick said he wants to offer high school students a lower rate.

“We currently charge a high school student taking a 3- or 4-credit course as part of Dual Enrolment at the high school $200 per course. That is on the high end as compared with the Dual Enrollment tuition rate charged by most other New Jersey community colleges.  I recommended to the College’s Board of Trustees that going forward the Board approve a new tuition rate of $125 for any 3- or 4-credit course taken by a student currently in high school,” McCormick said.

Any time The College is considering changing its tuition rate, The College’s Board of Trustees must hold a public hearing. In general, Middlesex County College proposes adjustments to tuition once a year to ensure that The College can develop and operate within a balanced budget that fully covers the anticipated costs associated with running the college,” he said.

The hearing, which will be in College Center in the Corral restaurant, is open to all students and faculty who wish to attend.

The board is responsible for providing policies for The College, approving strategic decisions, setting goals and overseeing The College’s performance.

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