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Tuition on the rise (again)

Tuition on the rise (again)

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors voted to raise tuition for the upcoming school year by $3, bringing the rate to $81.50 per credit hour. The board also voted to add a $75 per semester fee for all out-of-state and international students. Before the vote, board members laid out their reasoning […]

Potential tuition hike on governing board agenda

Potential tuition hike on governing board agenda

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors will consider raising in-state tuition and cutting employee benefits at its next meeting. The March 8 meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Community Board Room (Building C) at the District Office complex, 4095 E. Broadway Blvd. TUITION DISCUSSION The governing board might decide […]

In-state tuition increasing

In-state tuition increasing

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors has voted to raise tuition for in-state residents for the 2016-17 school year. The board also approved cuts to out-of-state, international and online tuition rates, and will offer at a 50 percent discount to students 55 and older. Board members approved the changes by a […]

Pima grapples with budget limit law

Pima grapples with budget limit law

by NICK MEYERS Pima Community College won a narrow victory earlier this year when a bill in the state legislature that would have cost the college an additional $30 million in spending failed. The vote came less than a year after the state eliminated $7.1 million in funding to the college. “It’s something that would […]

Pima raises tuition $5

Pima raises tuition $5

DECISION FOLLOWS STATE ELIMINATING PCC FUNDING By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College’s governing board voted to increase tuition days after the state eliminated funding to the college. Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Legislature delivered the final blow to state funding for PCC with the release of the 2016 state budget on March 7. The […]

Tuition rising $5 per credit hour

Tuition rising $5 per credit hour

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College students will pay more for classes next semester, following the college’s governing board approval of a tuition increase. The board members heard from administrators, students and members of the community before voting 4-1 to raise tuition by $5 per credit hour for in-state students during its March 12 meeting. […]

AZTEC PRESS EDITORIAL: State must reinvest in college education

AZTEC PRESS EDITORIAL: State must reinvest in college education

The recent decision by Pima Community College leaders to raise tuition has brought the soaring costs of higher education back into our collective consciousness. As the price of everything from food and gas to clothing continues to rise, an extra $5 per credit hour for classes will take another bite out of college students’ wallets. […]

PCC tuition increasing by $5 per credit

PCC tuition increasing by $5 per credit

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College students will pay more for classes next semester, after the college’s governing board voted to increase tuition during its March 12 meeting. The board members heard from administrators, students and community members before voting 4-1 to raise tuition by $5 per credit hour for in-state students. David Bea, PCC’s head […]

College board increases tuition

College board increases tuition

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College’s governing board voted to raise tuition during their March 20 meeting. The board decided, by a 3-2 vote, to raise in-state tuition by $2 per unit and increase both student service and technology fees by 50 cents. PCC will also eliminate the current out-of-state tuition discount available to nonresidents […]

Aztec Press feedback

Aztec Press feedback

Thank you, softball team! Recently, my family in Clifton went through a traumatic experience. My high school freshman daughter, Julia, was injured during a softball game. She was hospitalized at Tucson’s University Hospital with a punctured spleen and lacerated kidney after being cleated while sliding to third base during a high school softball game. Her […]

Arizona universities propose major tuition increases

Arizona universities propose major tuition increases

By Isabel Cardenas The high price tag for college tuition has plagued students for generations. It is a time-honored tradition to complain about tuition hikes, but how far can tuition rise before college becomes unaffordable? Arizona’s three public universities are proposing tuition hikes that range from 13 to 31 percent. The Arizona Board of Regents […]