Genesee Community College's Board of Trustees voted on Monday evening to hold tuition at current rates for the 2010-11 academic year. Trustees met at the Batavia Campus for their regular monthly meeting.

 

Genesee Community College's Board of Trustees voted on Monday evening to hold tuition at current rates for the 2010-11 academic year. Trustees met at the Batavia Campus for their regular monthly meeting.
Under the plan, tuition will remain $1,700 per semester (or $3,400 per year) for full-time students. Tuition for part-time students will remain $140 per credit hour. This is the second year that trustees have held the line on tuition. Trustees cited challenging economic conditions faced by students and families as the reason for the decision.
The flat tuition rate is part of the $34.191 million maintenance-of-effort budget approved by the Board for the 2010-11 year. The new budget, 3 percent more than the 2009-2010 budget, keeps all College programs intact and permits the creation of new academic programs in Veterinary Technology and Polysomnographic Technology. The budget now goes to the Ways and Means Committee of the Genesee County Legislature, which will review the plan prior to consideration by the full Legislature. The Genesee County Legislature is the College's sponsor.
Genesee County's contribution to the College under the 2010-11 budget would be $1.936 million, the same as the 2009-2010 contribution. The County's contribution would account for 5.7 percent of the College's operating budget, one of the most favorable sponsor contribution rates in New York State.