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MCCC Implements Tuition Hike

A tuition hike for Montgomery County Community College students will affect the 2013-14 school year's tuition.

A tuition increase faces students at Montgomery County Community College. According to a report in the Ambler Gazette, the tuition increases by $13 per credit hour and $5 per credit hour for the technology fee.

"Montgomery County residents will pay $153 per credit hour or $459 per three-credit course, bringing the annual cost for full-time students to $3,672" for students taking 12 credits a semester.

Funding for MCCC comes from the county, state and student tuition, with tuition comprising 55 percent of the annual operating budget.

Spud June 12, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Hey jxjipper.... What is stupid is graduating High School then having Mommy and Daddy pay outrageous tuition and boarding costs while you party for the first 2 years of college. If you are like most 18 year olds and don't know what you want to do the rest of your life, go to Montco for the first 2 years to satisfy your Core requirements for a fraction of the cost from a University. Then transfer to a school that accepts Montco's credits (Temple for instance) and graduate. Your college diploma will say Temple University (not Montco) and you have 50% less debt. Sounds pretty brilliant to me.
Jill June 13, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Exactly Spud!!
qdogPa June 13, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Spud, check out the stats of Montco,not a high percentage finish in 2 years, and fewer then move to a 4 year program AND graduate from the new school...
Spud June 13, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Those who fail out of Montco would have very likely failed out of a University. That being said, if I am going to fail out I would rather it be Montco...it still costs less. I don't see your point
ColeyReich June 13, 2013 at 02:52 PM
I know a lot of people who do it qdogPA

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