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By Blair Ames and David Anderson, Baltimore Sun Media Group | December 21, 2013
Harford Community College students would see tuition rise $12 per credit hour under the school's proposed operating budget for next year, while Carroll Community College wants to raise tuition $5 per credit hour. Officials at the Harford school said they need to close a structural deficit and to offset flat state and county funding. Their proposed $47.8 million operating budget was given to the members of the HCC Board of Trustees at their most recent monthly meeting on Dec. 10. The proposed budget includes an increase of about $800,000, or 2 percent compared to this year's spending level of $47 million, but the tuition increase amounts to a 7.6 percent increase for county residents who attend HCC. The $12 increase would raise the tuition per credit hour for Harford County residents from $92 to $104, with similar increases for out-of-county and out-of-state students to $191 and $278 per credit hour, respectively.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
The Baltimore school board is considering a more than 20 percent tuition increase next year for students who are not residents, which would make the city's rates higher than Baltimore County's and competitive with some Catholic programs. Officials have proposed raising tuition for middle and high school students to $7,500. Elementary-age students would pay $7,000. Currently, the district charges $5,900 for middle/high school tuition and $5,670 for elementary tuition. School officials said the increase would make its tuition rates, currently among the lowest in the state, more competitive.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
The Baltimore school board is considering a more than 20 percent tuition increase next year for students who are not residents, which would make the city's rates higher than Baltimore County's and competitive with some Catholic programs. Officials have proposed raising tuition for middle and high school students to $7,500. Elementary-age students would pay $7,000. Currently, the district charges $5,900 for middle/high school tuition and $5,670 for elementary tuition. School officials said the increase would make its tuition rates, currently among the lowest in the state, more competitive.
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Editorial from The Aegis | December 26, 2013
The term "structural deficit" seems to have crept into fairly common usage among some people who work in bureaucracies. In Maryland state government, it has been part of the parlance for going on a dozen or more years. It rose to prominence when the governor and the General Assembly started looking at the relationship between projected tax income and anticipated spending growth in various programs and came to the conclusion that program expenses were growing more quickly than state tax revenues.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2010
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents approved Friday a 3 percent tuition increase for in-state, full-time undergraduate students, ending a four-year freeze. The increase, which takes effect in the fall, is expected to raise revenue by $39.1 million, or 3.3 percent, over fiscal year 2010. "There was a very healthy discussion, but the board was satisfied and voted in support," said Chancellor William E. Kirwan, adding that the board agreed that given the recession, "ending the freeze was reasonable."
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
Maryland's in-state undergraduates will pay a few hundred dollars more per semester this fall under a new tuition-and-fee plan approved Wednesday by the university system's Board of Regents. Out-of-state students will be hit a little harder, paying as much as $1,060 more, for example, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The plan marks the fourth year that tuition for resident undergraduates at most Maryland schools has gone up 3 percent — an increase characterized by university system officials as moderate and lower than many states.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | December 21, 1994
An infusion of state money over the past two years allowed Carroll Community College to hold steady with the second-lowest tuition in the state -- $48 per credit hour.But with prospects dim for getting more state money this year, the college's proposed 1996 budget includes a tuition increase of $5 per credit hour, to $53, which takes effect July 1 if the budget is approved in the spring by the County Commissioners."Tuition is the last revenue source we evaluate," said Alan Schuman, Carroll's vice president for administration.
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By Patricia Meisol | September 13, 1991
St. Mary's College, the public liberal arts campus in Southern Maryland that attracts some of the state's top students, is expected to announce a $200 tuition increase today that, combined with mandatory fees, would make it the most expensive public campus in Maryland.The tuition increase follows a 70 percent jump in student fees this summer and brings the basic cost of attending the 1,500-student campus to $3,210 per year. That's 20 percent more than the highest price charged by any campus in the state university system.
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By Samuel Goldreich and Samuel Goldreich,Staff writer | October 27, 1991
Harford Community College president Richard Pappas said he needed a $10 tuition increase for the spring semester to help balance a deficit created by state aid cuts.The school's Board of Trustees gave him $13 per credit hour.Board chairman Nicholas L. Gounaris said it was worth the extra $90,000 the higher fee will raise to avoid seven to eight layoffs thatwould have led to cuts in computer laboratory time, library hours and clerical support."We are not fulfilling our obligations if we are standing still or falling backward," he said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 13, 2004
The Maryland Court of Appeals upheld yesterday a ruling rejecting an attempt by University System of Maryland students to challenge a midyear tuition increase assessed at short notice during the winter break last year. The students had sued in Baltimore Circuit Court to block the 5 percent tuition increase, arguing that colleges were violating a contract with students by charging more for the spring semester than advertised. The appeals court agreed with the lower court that tuition rates listed on bills at the start of the school year didn't amount to a contract.
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By Blair Ames and David Anderson, Baltimore Sun Media Group | December 21, 2013
Harford Community College students would see tuition rise $12 per credit hour under the school's proposed operating budget for next year, while Carroll Community College wants to raise tuition $5 per credit hour. Officials at the Harford school said they need to close a structural deficit and to offset flat state and county funding. Their proposed $47.8 million operating budget was given to the members of the HCC Board of Trustees at their most recent monthly meeting on Dec. 10. The proposed budget includes an increase of about $800,000, or 2 percent compared to this year's spending level of $47 million, but the tuition increase amounts to a 7.6 percent increase for county residents who attend HCC. The $12 increase would raise the tuition per credit hour for Harford County residents from $92 to $104, with similar increases for out-of-county and out-of-state students to $191 and $278 per credit hour, respectively.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
Maryland's in-state undergraduates will pay a few hundred dollars more per semester this fall under a new tuition-and-fee plan approved Wednesday by the university system's Board of Regents. Out-of-state students will be hit a little harder, paying as much as $1,060 more, for example, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The plan marks the fourth year that tuition for resident undergraduates at most Maryland schools has gone up 3 percent — an increase characterized by university system officials as moderate and lower than many states.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2012
The state university system's Board of Regents approved a 3 percent tuition increase Wednesday for most in-state students, bringing a routine close to a budget process that was briefly thrown into chaos by the General Assembly's inability to agree on a spending plan. Though the university system received $5.3 million in cuts in Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed $2 billion operating budget for 2013, the trims were not deep enough to force a change in the planned tuition increase. "It's a small enough number that I think the campuses will be able to absorb it without any significant impact to student services or to academic quality," said Chancellor William E. Kirwan of the cut. System workers will not face furloughs, Kirwan said, though most salaries will remain frozen aside from a 2 percent cost-of-living increase scheduled to begin Jan. 1. The presidents of each campus will decide how to implement the cuts.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2012
The leaders of Maryland's university system say they're grateful that Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed another increase in higher-education spending for 2012-2013 at a time when many states are slashing support for public universities. University officials were in Annapolis on Wednesday to testify on behalf of the governor's proposed budget, which includes a 0.8 percent increase in operating funds and $215 million in capital projects for the state system. As in previous years, O'Malley chose to "buy down" a systemwide tuition increase, adding $9 million to the budget to limit the increase to 3 percent for a third straight year.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2011
Students at growing Howard Community College in Columbia are facing the second tuition increase in as many years next fall, after college trustees unanimously approved a $4-per-credit boost for the budget they will submit to County Executive Ken Ulman. The increase, double the $2-per-credit rise approved last year, was approved without discussion at a brief board meeting Wednesday night at the college, though board Chairwoman Kathy Rensin said it was discussed at length at a work session in January "We have been discussing it for a while, wrestling with it with it — trying to put it off," Rensin said after the vote.
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June 13, 2010
Even by the standards of the 2010 governor's race, in which we've grown accustomed to each candidate claiming that whatever the other one did was wrong, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s contention that Gov. Martin O'Malley's success in freezing public university tuition for four years has been a bad thing sounds pretty odd, especially coming from a guy who oversaw a 40 percent increase in tuition in three years. But it's not quite as crazy as it sounds. Mr. Ehrlich's view of the situation is that many Maryland families can, relatively easily, pay the full freight for in-state students at the University System of Maryland's schools, which top out at $6,763 at the flagship campus in College Park.
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January 17, 2010
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