El Paso Community College postpones tuition and fee increase until Spring 2015

EL PASO, Texas - El Paso Community College has decided to postpone its tuition and fee increase from the fall semester to spring 2015 semester.

"After additional deliberation and consideration, the College administration has decided not to implement the increase in tuition and fees for the Fall 2014 semester.  This decision was reached due to the timing and feedback received from students.  However, while it still remains necessary to increase tuition and fees, the increases will not be implemented until the Spring 2015 semester," EPCC said in a statement to ABC-7 Friday morning.

"At this time, the college is diligently working to adjust all student records and statements as needed.  If as a result of this increase, students are entitled to a refund, these refunds will be processed by August 13, 2014," EPCC said in a statement.

Here's how the increase breaks down:

  • $2 increase per credit hour for resident tuition
  • $4 increase per credit for non-resident tuition
  • $3 increase per credit for the general use fee

A student at El Paso Community College contacted ABC-7 earlier this week before the tuition and fee increase was postponed.

The student had said he got an email from the school, informing him that he owed tuition money because of an increase that was approved last month.

He was worried he'd be dropped from his classes but EPCC told ABC-7 Thursday they would work with students and will not drop them for non-payment at anytime during the fall semester.

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