Release Date Oct. 5
Dallas - Members of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees approved a $4-per-credit-hour tuition increase for in-district residents, effective the spring 2011 semester, during their regular monthly meeting on Oct. 5. Cuts in state funding, decreases in tax revenues for operations resulting from a 4.7 percent drop in property values, and other economic challenges prompted the district to propose the increase, according to Ed DesPlas, executive vice chancellor for business affairs at DCCCD.
In-district tuition increased from $41 per credit hour to $45 per credit hour. Out-of-district tuition rose from $76 to $83 per credit hour; the out-of-state resident rate increased from $121 to $132 per credit hour, and out-of-country residents will pay $132 per credit hour, or a minimum of $200.
DCCCD enrolls more than 80,000 credit and 25,000 continuing education students and is the largest undergraduate institution in Texas. The district’s tuition continues to remain among the lowest in Texas, even with the new increase, which is projected to generate $3 million in revenues, said DesPlas.
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