Tonawanda News

Local News

May 15, 2013

NCCC tuition hike proposed

(Continued)

Tonawanda News — Enrollment at higher education institutions is declining across the nation, as the number of high school graduates going straight to college decreases, Schickling said. NCCC hit its enrollment peak in 2009-2010, when the recession caused more non-traditional students to seek out schooling.

Administration is not seeking an increase in funding from Niagara County in 2013-14. That budget line will remain $8.8 million for a seventh consecutive year. By state law, from year to year the county can raise, but cannot reduce, the operating subsidy.

Also on the income side, the administration is counting on $1 million in miscellaneous revenue and use of $500,000 in the school’s fund balance. On paper, the 2012-13 budget was balanced with use of $932,000 from the fund balance but as it turns out the school may only spend about $250,000, Schickling said.

The Niagara County Legislature will hold a public hearing on NCCC’s proposed budget at 6:45 p.m. May 21 at the county courthouse, Lockport.

Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook
Front page
NDN Video
Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US