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PCC's Tuition to Remain Among Lowest in Arizona

March 21, 2013

$2 in-state tuition increase is lowest percentage rise since 2007-2008

Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College’s tuition will remain among the lowest at Arizona community colleges after the PCC Board of Governors on March 20 approved a $2.00 per-credit-hour increase to in-state tuition.

The $2 increase is the smallest percentage rise in six years, before the state began dramatically reducing funding to community colleges.

The change will bring PCC’s in-state tuition to $65.50 per credit-hour – about $9 less than the preliminary 2013-14 average per-credit-hour tuition at Arizona’s nine other community colleges.

The Board approved 50-cent increases in both the student services and technology fees. The new student services fee will be $3.00 per credit-hour and the new technology fee will be $2.50 per credit-hour. The student services fee mostly funds athletics, which are not funded by taxpayer dollars. The technology fee covers lifecycle replacement for computers used throughout PCC by students.

The Board eliminated the current tuition rate of $106 per credit-hour for out-of-state students taking fewer than seven units, and approved a $329 per credit-hour rate for all out-of-state students.

The new tuition and fees takes effect with the Fall 2013 semester.

“The College has a longstanding history of keeping tuition as reasonable as possible, and we take great pride in having the third-lowest rate in Arizona,” said Dr. David Bea, PCC’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. “We’ve met the clear commitment that we made to students last year to keep our increases this year under $5.”

View PowerPoint presentation to Board regarding 2013-14 tuition and fees, and other presentations

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850