Marge Swan, HFCC's vice president and controller of business and auxiliary services, told the board the rate is an average composite increase of 5.1 percent.
It would mean a $700,000 boost for the college during the 2007-08 school year, she
Officials blamed the proposed increase on a loss of state aid over the past six years.
"There is no increase anticipated this year," Swan
told the board.Last year, officials hoped state aid would go up about 2.5 percent, or $350,000, but that never happened.She
added that most community colleges have raised tuition rates to compensate for the shortfall.