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​July 9, 2001

(DALLAS) — Members of the Dallas County Community College District board of trustees approved revisions to tuition rates during their June meeting by eliminating registration fees and increasing tuition. The new rates begin this fall.

The current tuition rate is $23 per credit hour for in-county residents; $43 per credit hour for out-of-county residents; and $73 per credit hour (with a $200 minimum) for out-of-state/out-of-country residents. The new tuition rate will increase $3 per credit hour and will be $26, $46 and $76, respectively. The student registration fee, music fee, laboratory fees and distance learning registration fee all were eliminated.

The new tuition rate positions DCCCD as the 44th lowest cost institution when the district is compared to other Texas community colleges, using 12 credit hours that include one laboratory course, as a measurement.

“The new tuition rates will generate equivalent levels of revenues, in addition to providing approximately $1.1 million in additional revenues, based on current enrollment levels and compared to current tuition and fee collections,” said Bob Brown, vice chancellor for business affairs. Additional monies will be used for academic and training programs, as well as other needs, so that DCCCD can continue to offer quality classes and education to its students and the community.

Trustees also learned that DCCCD colleges received several grants:

  • El Centro College has received $3,000 from the American Association of Community Colleges for its “Bridges to Healthy Communities 2005” program, which also involves the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Nelson Tebedo Clinic, AIDS Resource Center, Middle College High School and North Dallas High School.
  • Eastfield College has been awarded a grant increase of $3,600 for the spring 2001 semester by the Texas Rehabilitation Commission for its interpreting and mobility assistant program, totaling $19,800 for the academic year.
  • Brookhaven College has received $150,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice for the Community-Oriented Policing universal hiring program, which will provide funds to hire two full-time officers, implement crime prevention and reduce incidents of criminal activity.
  • Two colleges — Cedar Valley and Richland — have been awarded supplemental funding from WorkSource for Dallas County for the School-to-Careers program. Cedar Valley, which received an additional $28,221, has an award total of $116,221; Richland, which received an additional $67,026, has an award total of $155,776.

For more information, contact Ann Hatch in the DCCCD Office of Marketing and Communications at (214) 869-2478.