Community College of Philadelphia says without more from city, tuition will rise


Tuition is probably heading up at the Community College of Philadelphia. 

Community College Interim President Judith Gay testified at a Philadelphia City Council budget hearing that her institution will have to increase tuition even though the city is upping it’s support by $500,000.

“We had asked for $2 million increase with a promise that we would not increase tuition or fees if we received $2 million,” Gay said. 

Councilman Curtis Jones says that’s not enough.

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“We should not just settle for a half million dollars to Community College, we should give them $1 million.”

 Jones did not specify where he would find the additional money. The college’s president says that could help lessen, but not eliminate, the proposed tuition hikes.


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