No Tuition Increase at MGCCCMississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Board of Trustees approved the FY2012-13 E&G Budget of more than $107 million with no increase in student tuition costs. The E&G Budget for the college is primarily funded by the state Legislature, county taxes and student tuition/fees.
“As FY 2012 and FY 2013 state appropriations, enrollment and county millage have remained consistent and several cost-saving measures have resulted in a positive financial position, the Board of Trustees was pleased to adopt the new budget with no tuition increase,” David Ford, president of Gulf Coast’s Board of Trustees, said. “The college has maintained a stable enrollment and looks forward to another successful year in serving the residents of the four-county district.”
Gulf Coast president Dr. Mary S. Graham said the college is also expanding career and technical programs. “Research and evaluation of enrollment and economic trends has shown a need for expansion of those programs,” she said. “The FY 2013 budget addresses that need with new program offerings, expansions and the reinstatement of several programs.”
Preliminary registration and applications indicate an increase in fall enrollment. Registration for the 2012 fall semester begins August 16.