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$25 per semester increase in tuition at GCC next year

BATAVIA – Tuition will increase $25 to $1,950 per semester for full-time students at Genesee Community College next year under a 2015-16 budget approved by the Board of Trustees at its May meeting, college officials report.

Describing it as a “hold the line” budget, President James M. Sunser notes, “Compared to the proposed tuition increases that we are aware of from peer institutions, this modest increase maintains Genesee’s competitive position as one of the most affordable higher education options available among SUNY’s 30 community colleges.”

The $39,927,000 spending plan, which represents a 3.17 percent increase from this year’s $38.7 million budget, will be reviewed by the Genesee County Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee before it is submitted to the full Legislature, which sponsors the college.

The new budget keeps staffing at current levels and adds a new fee of $10 per credit hour for courses that are taught entirely online.