For Immediate Release
DALLAS, Farmers Branch – Tuition at Brookhaven College will increase $3 per credit-hour beginning for the spring 2007 semester. The Dallas County Community College District board of trustees approved a tuition increase for all of the district’s colleges at their regular meeting Oct. 3. Though the tuition cost will increase to $39 per credit hour for in-county residents, students at the DCCCD colleges continue to pay one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
With enrollment figures still above 10,000 credit students at Brookhaven College, additional funding is necessary. Funds are needed to add more full-time faculty and to meet increased costs related to utilities, upgrades in information and instructional technologies, general operations and other factors, according to Ed DesPlas, DCCCD’s vice chancellor for business affairs. Based on fall 2006 enrollment numbers, the district now serves more than 64,000 credit and 25,000 continuing education students.
For Dallas County residents, a three-hour credit course at Brookhaven College now will cost $117; still a fraction of the tuition cost at area public universities. The support of taxpayers in Dallas County makes this low cost possible. Out-of-county tuition costs also will increase so that students living outside Dallas County as well as out-of-state and out-of-country residents will continue to pay a higher tuition rate. A full listing of the new tuition rates for in-county, out-of-district and out-of-state/out-of-country students will be available soon.
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