The Blinn College Board of Trustees recently announced modifications to the fee and tuition rate paid by students for the 2016-17 school year.
The general fee has been increased to $51 per semester and tuition rates for three categories of students were also increased. Tuition for those within the taxing district for the college will be charged $50 per credit hour, those residing outside of Washington County but within the state of Texas will be charged $107 per credit hour, and out-of-state students would be charged $260 per credit hour. With these changes, the in-service tuition rate has been eliminated.
One semester of 12 credit hours would cost $1,212 for in-district students, $1,896 for those students in-state but outside of the county and $3,732 for those attending from out-of-state students.
The board of trustees reports that with these modifications in place there will be an estimated $715,000 in additional revenue.
In the fall 2015, Blinn had an enrollment of 18,082 out-of district students, 623 in-district students and 665 out-of-state students. Operating revenue for the college is primarily made from fees and tuition payments. The notice also states that the college is the only college district that relies on these for approximately 55 percent of its operating budget.