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AACC Trustees To Vote on 2014 Budget Tuesday

Last year's budget involved a tuition rate hike. How will college officials navigate this year's budget?

The leaders at Anne Arundel Community College will mull their 2014 spending plan on Tuesday at the Board of Trustees meeting.

During last year's budget season, the college's Board of Trustees chose to raise its tuition rates to balance its budget and help compensate for a declining student population.

AACC President Dawn Lindsay said the school's headcount had decreased in recent years, and had fewer students taking full-time course loads this year—likely as a result of the economic downturn. As a result, the college stands to take in $300,000 less in revenue this year than projected.

Lindsay said they were analyzing what could be done to curb the trend and move forward.

At a meeting in September, Trustee Arthur Ebersberger said raising tuition wouldn't be a solution to budget issues if the existing students are going to take fewer classes.

Last year's budget was $110,621,000, and included no salary raises for employees, continuing a trend that began in 2009.

The voting session of the trustees meeting on the 2014 budget will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in room 219 of the CADE building on the Arnold campus.

See the attached agenda for more details.

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