The Board of Trustees met Tuesday and approved the $145-million budget for 2012-13. The budget includes a 4.5 percent tuition increase for lower division classes and a 5 percent increase for upper division classes. The increase in upper division tuition was set legislatively. The board decreased the lower division increase from 5 percent to 4.5 percent Tuesday.
The new rates, which go into effect July 1, are:
Lower division courses: Florida residents: $105.75; Out-of-state residents: $380.90
Upper division courses: Florida residents: $116.70; Out-of-state residents: $419.79
President Bill Law said the focus of this year’s budget enhancements is on student success and implementing the College Experience initiatives. Full details of the budget are available on the Board of Trustees website.
Other meeting highlights, the board:
- Approved the Compensation and Classification Study for Career Service employees. Consultant Fox Lawson & Associates has spent almost a year reviewing job descriptions, duties and salaries. The new classification and salary schedule provides fewer, more consistent job titles, updates job descriptions and establishes clearer paths of possible job progression.
- Adopted the five-year master plan for construction projects.
- Reviewed floor plans for the new Midtown center and asked for revisions to be brought back next month to include more classroom space.