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CCC Trustees Vote to Hold Tuition Level

The Cayuga Community College Fulton branch campus. Photo provided by the college.
The Cayuga Community College Fulton branch campus. Photo provided by the college.

Cayuga Community College tuition will not rise next school year, if the school’s trustees’ plan is accepted.

College trustees voted at last week’s meeting in Fulton to take more money from the college’s reserve fund in order to keep tuition level. The proposed $30.1 million budget increases spending 2.8% and uses $900,000 of reserve funds.

“This is an opportunity to keep our tuition frozen and help our students,” said trustee John Camardo. Tuition rose 5% last school year and 4.2% the year before.

“We’ve bumped tuition for two years in a row and I think we should back off,” said trustee Jeff Edwards.

But not all trustees agreed.

“I believe it’s better to have small, incremental increases” each year, said trustee George Fearon.

The budget now goes to the Cayuga County Legislature, which is being asked for $2.8 million for the college’s budget.