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Board OKs 2013-14 budget with 1.6 percent increase

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Community College’s 2013-14 budget was approved Tuesday by the college’s board of trustees.

The new budget, which totals $34.55 million, is a 1.6 percent increase from the college’s 2012-13 spending plan. JCC’s fiscal year begins Sept. 1.

“Given the continued economic uncertainty in our state, country and throughout the world, this was yet another challenging budget to build,” said Dr. Gregory DeCinque, college president. “The approved budget includes a state aid amount of $2,422 per full-time equivalent student.”

The budget increases full-time New York resident tuition by $85 per semester. College officials built the budget on a projected enrollment of 3,250 students – a decrease from last year’s projected attendance of 3,375 students.

“The budget is based on smaller freshman and sophomore classes due to recent declines in the number of regional high school graduates,” DeCinque said.