MVCC passes budget, including tuition freeze while avoiding layoffs

Mohawk Valley Community College has passed it’s budget for 2020-21, which included a freeze on tuition and avoided staff layoffs.

Posted: Jun 2, 2020 2:12 PM
Updated: Jun 2, 2020 2:15 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Community College has passed it’s budget for 2020-21, which included a freeze on tuition and avoided staff layoffs.

The budget is a little more than $50.3 million, which is 1.9% less than last year. The Board of Trustees took into consideration the projected enrollment decline, and the decrease in aid from Oneida County, closing the gap by reducing operating costs, open positions and programming.

“Despite pressures to help fuel the economic resurgence of the region and reimagine our student success agenda while managing declining enrollments and shrinking financial resources, MVCC has chosen a mindset of abundance and a philosophy of ‘preserving the core and stimulating progress,’” said MVCC President Randall J. VanWagoner. “While this challenge has tested us in an unprecedented way, I’m confident that we have the flexibility, creativity, and focus necessary to navigate it.”

MVCC also plans to use the $2.1 million in CARES Act funding to mitigate impact of and additional 20 -50% cut in state aid expected mid-year.

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