The trustees of Westmoreland County Community College yesterday approved a preliminary budget worth $38.72 million for fiscal 2013-14. That’s a one percent increase in spending from this year, and it includes a $3-per-credit tuition increase.
Westmoreland County students will pay $93 per credit hour starting with the fall semester. Students from other counties, including Indiana County, will pay $186 per credit hour and out-of-state students will be charged $279. The tuition increases were approved last month.
Including the Indiana County Community College Center in White Township, WCCC maintains eight educational centers in addition to its main campus in Youngwood.
The preliminary budget is based on an anticipated flat funding award in the state budget. Almost $21 million is earmarked for salaries, with three percent wage increases for adminstrators, staff, and coaches to match the three percent increase contained in the faculty contract. The final budget is scheduled for adoption on June 26th, four days before the state budget deadline.