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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuition rising

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:04 PM

There'll be more of these to come around the state, I expect. (Some may call them fee rather than "tuition" increases.)

Pulaski Tech announces a 3.9 percent tuition increase.


NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Tuition at Pulaski Technical College will increase by 3.9 percent beginning with the fall 2009 semester.

The Pulaski Technical College Board of Trustees approved the increase during a regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 26.

In-state tuition will increase $3 per credit hour, from $77 to $80. Tuition for out-of-state students will increase $3 per credit hour, from $128 to $131. Tuition for international students will increase $3 per credit hour, from $250 to $253. Tuition is capped at $1,680 per semester.

The board also approved small increases in four fees:

·         A $1 increase in the Equipment/Facility Use Fee from $10 per credit hour to $11 per credit hour. The fee pays for technology used by students, including computers in instructional labs and open labs, as well as software and hardware maintenance and upgrades.

·         A $5 increase in the Online Course Fee from $30 per course to $35 per course. These fees are used to keep the online course software and hardware up to date.

·         A $5 increase in the Public Safety Fee from $15 per semester to $20 per semester. This fee is used to maintain the college's emergency systems and technology, including the college's emergency notification system.

·          A $5 increase in the Student Support Fee from $5 per semester to $10 per semester. These funds are used to provide students with cultural and learning activities and events.

The Pulaski Technical College Board of Trustees reviews tuition adjustments in January each year in order to give current and new students plenty of time to prepare for the fall semester and to publicize the information.

The tuition and fees increase is necessary due to a $1.3 million decrease in support from the state, combined with the increasing cost of provide quality education, such as electricity, instructional supplies and technology upgrades. The increase in tuition and fees is expected to generate about $1 million in revenue for the college.

"None of us wants to raise the cost of an education at Pulaski Technical College, but this modest increase is necessary if we are going to keep pace with rising costs," said Dr. Dan F. Bakke, college president. "Even with this increase, Pulaski Tech remains a value, offering a university-transfer curriculum at about half the cost of what four-year universities in central Arkansas charge."

Pulaski Technical College is a comprehensive, two-year college that serves the educational needs of central Arkansas through more than 80 occupational/technical degree and certificate programs, a university-transfer curriculum and specialized programs for business and industry.

The college's mission is to provide access to high quality education that promotes student learning, to enable individuals to develop to their fullest potential and to support the economic development of the state.

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