Increases ahead for SUNY Broome

By Erika Mahoney

June 21, 2013 Updated Jun 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The budget for SUNY Broome is -- like the campus -- growing.

The Broome County Legislature Thursday evening unanimously approved the community college's 2013-2014 spending plan.

The plan includes a 3.5 percent increase in tuition, which works out to an additional $65 per student, according to SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm.

The plan also includes a 2 percent increase from Broome County.

"The legislature just feels that it has really been under funding (the college) for years and years," said Dan D. Reynolds (D-4th District). "They really haven't had an increase, and a 2 percent increase still puts us at about a 14 percent contribution toward college costs."

Drumm said the increase is helping balance rising health insurance and pension costs.

Drumm also said the school is adding three administrative positions, and looking forward to a new residence hall and science center later in the year.

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