Proposed BCC Budget Would Increase Tuition

By Mike Trim

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 11, 2007 at 9:04 PM EDT

About 55-hundred students attend BCC in the Town of Dickinson.

Their tuition could increase by 150 dollars for the next school year, starting in the fall.

BCC President Dr. Laurence Spraggs says school is still one of the
areas best buys for higher education.

"We're just trying to keep that balance in place and not overcharge the students. But at the same time lobby for enough state and county support," says Spraggs.

The proposed budget for the campus is 44.7 million dollars, up more than 4%.

Currently tuition is $2,914.00.

It would rise $144.00, to $3,058.00 for the 2007-2008 school year.

The Broome County Legislature still has to approve the BCC spending plan.

The Education Committee is holding a public hearing tonight.

It starts right now at on the 6th floor of the county office building in Binghamton.

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