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TSC administration presents balanced budget for 2015-16

Gorgas HallThe Texas Southmost College (TSC) Board of Trustees approved the 2015-16 fiscal year budget on Aug. 27, 2015, and voted to maintain the current tax rate of 0.0164094 cents per $100 of taxable property value.

A balanced budget was presented to the Board, that included a two percent pay raise for full-time faculty and staff, without increasing the tax rate. Additionally, there was no increase to tuition, and fees for students were reduced slightly due to a $4 reduction in the student recreation fee.

"TSC continues to maintain a 37 percent reduction in tuition and fees as compared to the costs students paid prior to the reopening of TSC in fall 2013," said Dr. Lily F. Tercero, president of TSC. "This is a reflection of TSC's commitment to offering a high-quality education at an affordable cost to the community."

About Texas Southmost College
Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College currently offers the first two years toward a bachelor's degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education. TSC offers 53 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate. TSC became independently operational in the fall of 2013, after engaging in a 20-year contractual arrangement with a public university.