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JJC fee hike vote set for July 30

Updated: August 13, 2013 6:44AM



The Joliet Junior College Board is expected to vote on a student fee hike on July 30.

A spokeswoman for the college earlier this week said the vote probably would take place in August. But the college later set the vote for the July 30 meeting, spokeswoman Kelly Rohder said Thursday.

The board will decide whether to raise a capital assessment fee, which is now at $17, to $21 per credit hour. The fee hike would fund a $45 million capital development plan that includes a new multipurpose building on the main campus and expansion of the Romeoville campus.

At the July 30 meeting, the board also will hold a public hearing on a $45 million bond issue that would finance the projects. The fee hike would be used to pay off the bonds.

Enrollment at the Romeoville campus has grown by 45 percent from 2002 to 2012, according to JJC. The campus opened in 1993.

Bob Okon



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