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Community college board weighs big tuition hike

The governing board overseeing the Maricopa County Community College District is weighing whether to raise tuition rates by 7 percent as it anticipates deep funding cuts by the state.

The proposed tuition increase would rise from $71 per credit hour to $76. It would be the first increase since 2008 and is expected to generate $12.5 million. The cost of tuition to attend full time would increase from $2,130 to $2,280.

The Arizona Republic reports the budget proposed by Gov. Jan Brewer would cut the state’s funding to Maricopa County community colleges by $38.4 million, or 85 percent.

The state’s Senate Republicans passed a budget on Wednesday with deeper cuts overall but the same community-college funding level as Brewer.

The governing board is scheduled to meet Tuesday evening.

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