Pensacola State College has proposed an increase to the Full Cost of Instruction Fee for students.
The College Administration recommends $264 as the Full Cost of Instruction Fee. The current Full Cost of Instruction Fee is $237.50.
The proposed fee averages the cost of upper-level and lower-level credit courses with average systemwide costs of $260 and $268, respectively, for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, explained Anita Kovacs, PSC vice president of Business Affairs.
“For the coming year, we have averaged all costs to present one fee that is the same for both bachelor and credit programs. This is done for consistency with the recognition that the instruction costs are similar.”
The College’s District Board of Trustees will vote on the Full Cost of Instruction Fee increase at the Tuesday, June 20, meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the Pensacola campus. If approved by the Board of Trustees, the new Full Cost of Instruction Fee will take effect for the Fall 2023 Semester.
Florida Statute 1009.285 ─ fees for repeated enrollment in college credit courses ─ provides that students enrolled in the same undergraduate college credit course more than twice pay tuition at 100 percent of the full cost of instruction.
The statute further indicates that the calculation of the full cost of instruction shall be based upon the systemwide average of the prior year’s cost of undergraduate programs for Florida College System institutions.
The fees presented for the Full Cost of Instruction were taken from the 2023 Florida College System Factbook, the most recent system information available.
For more information about the Full Cost of Instruction Fee, email Kovacs, the College’s vice president of Business Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.