Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BCC Keeps Tuition Stable; Provides Grant to Brevard Schools for Dual Enrollment

COCOA, Florida – In an email to employees, Brevard Community College President James Richey said that the BCC Board of Trustees will not increase tuition at the college for the second year in a row.

 “The $74.2 million budget funds all our academic programs, including the new Bachelor Degrees, AA Degrees and certificate programs set to begin this year and in 2014.  Importantly, tuition will remain $78.84 per credit hour for Florida residents,” Richey said.

Student fees for services, such as Wi-Fi, student government and clubs, financial aid and capital improvements will increase from $23.16 to $25.16.  Total per credit hour tuition will be $104.00.

Richey, however, added that “it will cost students $130.70 per credit hour in tuition and fees for Bachelor’s Degree courses, which is similar to costs at other institutions in the 28-member Florida College System.
“Holding the line on tuition is my top priority to make certain that students get the education they need as we stand poised to become Eastern Florida State College on July 1.”

Part of this budget also contains a one-time grant to Brevard Public Schools as “an investment in continuing the dual enrollment program, of which Eastern Florida is the state leader,” Richey added.

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