The Pulaski Technical College Board of Trustees met Monday and approved tuition and fees effective for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Tuition will increase $6 per credit hour, from $84 to $90 for in-state residents. Tuition for out-of-state students will increase $10 per credit hour from $138 to $148. International students will continue to pay the out-of-state tuition rate plus a $500- per-semester international student fee.
The Board of Trustees reviews tuition adjustments in January each year in order to give current and new students time to plan accordingly for the fall semester. Registration for the fall semester begins in April.
In addition, the board approved the following fee changes:
- A new Property Maintenance fee will require students to pay $11.50 per semester, to comply with the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board's policy requiring colleges to set aside $2.50 per square foot of instructional space to pay for maintenance costs.
- A new $90 fee per semester for students enrolled in the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree program and Early Childhood students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science and Technical Certificate programs. The fee will cover testing remediation software, testing fees, criminal background checks, maltreatment checks and other associated student expenses.
- Fees in the Practical Nursing program will increase from $200 to $275 per semester for students enrolled in the full-time, three-semester program. Fees will increase from $100 to $145 per semester for students in the part-time, six-semester program.
- The cost for prospective nursing students to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) will increase from $30 to $50.
All other fees will remain the same for the 2012-13 academic school year. For fall, a full-time student taking 15 hours will pay approximately $1,591.50 for tuition and fees, depending on the course of study.