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AACC Passes 2013 Budget With Tuition Increases

The Board of Trustees for Anne Arundel Community College approved next year's budget on Tuesday night.

's (AACC) 2013 budget relies on the County Council agreeing to fund the college $5.2 million more than the current year's budget, along with a tuition hike for students.

AACC President Martha Smith said that during budget discussions last year, the council slashed the college's budget by an unanticipated $5.2 million. This year's budget request will put its funding amount back to 2011 levels.

The board also raised tuition by $7 and the educational services fee by $9 for a total increase of $16 per credit hour. Under that amount, a full-time student taking 15 credit hours will see a $240 total increase per semester.

The budget was passed by a 6-1 vote, with trustee Kimberly Burns voting no. It now moves to the desk of County Executive John Leopold before it will be presented to the County Council.

Revenue for the 2013 budget:

  • $26,648,900—state (no change)
  • $33,822,700—county (increase of $5,266,300)
  • $45,860,000—tuition (increase of $2,523,900)

The total budget weighs in at $110,621,000, and includes no salary raises for employees, continuing a trend that began in 2009.

Check back with Patch for updates on AACC's 2013 budget.

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