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Palm Beach State tuition to stay flat for third year in a row

tuitionFlatFor the third year in a row, Palm Beach State College students pursuing associate degrees and certificates will not see an increase in their tuition.

The District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to keep in-state tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at $98.25 per credit hour or $294.75 for a three-credit hour course. Tuition and fees for PSAV courses will remain at $83.40 per credit hour and $2.78 per contact hour.

“That trend is a manifestation of the College’s commitment to student access and affordability,’’ said Palm Beach State President Dr. Dennis Gallon.

The tuition for bachelor’s degree courses, which is regulated by the Florida Legislature, also will remain unchanged for the second year in a row. Tuition and fees are $120.85 per credit hour or $362.55 for a three-credit hour class.

The tuition and fees are a part of PBSC’s more than $121.5 million 2014-2015 operating budget adopted by trustees. Although the technology and capital improvement fees, among several fees that students pay, increased slightly two years ago, tuition at Palm Beach State has not increased since the 2011-2012 academic year when it rose 8 percent.

The budget also includes a 3 percent pay increase for full-time and regular part-time employees not covered by the faculty union contract who have been employed with the College since Jan. 2 and a 1.5 percent increase for full-time and 1 percent for regular part-time employees employed between Jan. 3 and April 1 of this year. The raises are effective July 1. Student personnel pay also will increase 3 percent in July.

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