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PDCCC tuition to remain same for 2019-2020 academic year

By Wendy Harrison

FRANKLIN

The rate for in-state tuition will not rise for the upcoming academic year at Paul D. Camp Community College.

The State Board for Community Colleges, by a unanimous vote, elected to maintain the current in-state tuition and mandatory fees for the 2019-2020 academic year. The board’s decision keeps community college tuition and mandatory fees at approximately one-third of the comparable costs of attending Virginia’s public four-year universities. The current rate, including fees, is $157.65 per credit hour at PDCCC.

“The Virginia General Assembly deserves a great deal of credit for helping us avoid a tuition increase,” said Robin Sullenberger, chair of the State Board for Community Colleges. “Their decision to increase General Fund appropriations gave us the resources necessary to meet the inevitable operating expense increases without asking our students to pay more. We applaud their efforts during the 2019 legislative session.”

The State Board maintained the existing tuition rate for out-of-state students as well, which is a total of $357.75 per credit hour at PDCCC. The Board approved a technical fee increase for capital cost recovery that applies only to out-of-state students who make up approximately five percent of the total enrollment of Virginia’s Community Colleges.

WENDY HARRISON is the public relations specialist for Paul D. Camp Community College. She can be reached at wharrison@pdc.edu.