CNC tuition holds steady
The operating fund deficit at the College of New Caledonia will likely be larger after the board voted not to increase tuition rates for the 2011-12 school year.
The vote came during the meeting in Quesnel on Friday. President John Bowman said the increase would have meant about $120,000 in extra revenue.
“We will have to adjust our plan somewhat for next year,” he said in a release. “It will likely mean that the college will have a larger operating fund deficit.”
The CNC Students’ Union applauded the decision in a release.
“Today’s vote is a small step towards making the institution affordable,” said external co-ordinatior Randie Cross, “but also incredibly symbolic to say that fees are too high.”
The college board will vote on a plan to deal with a projected $1.8 million shortfall at its April 29 meeting in Prince George.