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

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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.

“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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