The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, May 11, 1983, Image 1

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Wednesday, May 11
Music Dept. Open House
9-10:30 a.m.
CC Mall
Thursday, May 12
Tri-City Chamber of
7:30-8:30 a.m.
CC 101
Saturday, May 14
Focus: Self-defense
Tuesday, May 1 7
Nuclear Convocation
9 a.m.-noon
noon-1 p.m.
McLoughlin Theater
Wednesday, May 18
Arthritis Discussion
1-3:30 p.m.
CC 101
Dr. Hakanson announces tuition increase
Lack of taxes, state aid forces jump to $200
By Shelley Ball
Of The Print
Clackamas Community College’s in-state
students will pay $600 for their annual tuition
next year, as opposed to the current $540, Col­
lege President John Hakanson announced
Thursday to members of the Associated Student
The President’s Council decided that in­
state students will pay $20 per credit hour in­
stead of $18, which raises their term tuition to
$200 for 10-21 credit hours, as opposed to the
current $180.
Tuition for out-of-state students will in­
crease from $66 per credit hour to $73. Non­
credit classes will also be raised from 95 cents to
The tuition increase is expected to bring in
between $215,000 and $220,000, Hakanson
said, and will be used to “maintain what we’re
presently doing.” Efforts to improve the College,
for example equipment, would be “very little,”
as Hakanson estimated that $300,000 alone is
needed to restore equipment.
The increase will also put the College “in
the middle of the pack,” former ASG President
Paul Nastari said.
“What can you do? You want to keep the
tuition low, but if the programs are not there,
you’re hurting the students,” Dean of Students
Jim Roberts said.
Some discrepancy did result from the recent
tuition increase, however. Today, May 11, the
College’s Fee Study Task Force, a committee
appointed by Hakanson, will be meeting to
discuss the fees of College materials, such as
towels and lockers, after which they will need to
make recommendations to the President’s
Council by June 24.
Pile Photo
Nastari, who is a member
of the committee, thought they
would also make recommen­
dations concerning the tuition
increase, and that no increase
would be decided upon until
after June 24. However,
Hakanson explained that the
committee is unrelated to tui­
tion, and said their main con­
cern would be to “try to
develop a policy on fees.”
Lower-than-predicted in­
creases in true cash value of
College beseiged by
Old Time Fiddlers
Fiddling is an art form as truly American as jazz.
Last weekend, the tradition was kept alive at
Clackamas Communty College as the local chapter
of the Old Time Fiddlers jammed in the Community
Center. For a closer look, please see page 5.
Photo by Duane Hiersche
property and failure for state
funding to meet the needs of
students and cost of inflation
were the reasons Hakanson
gave for the tuition increase.
The College’s three-year,
rate-based levy involves having
to make an estimate on the
following year’s increase in true
cash value of property, Hakan­
son explained. In 1981 the
College projected an 8 percent
increase, one Hakanson
thought to be “conservative.”
For the first year the true cash value was at
12 percent (the College still collected 8 percent),
but for the 1982-83 year , the second year of the
College’s current three-year levy, the value is at
only 5.4 percent. “Not to make excuses, but our
guess was wrong,” Hakanson said.
As for the 1983-84 property value, Hakan­
son said the College’s budget committee will
plan for at least a 2 percent increase. Had the
rate stayed at a consistent 8 percent for the three
years, he said the College would have almost $2
million more than it will have with the projected
2 percent increase.
In regards to state funding, Hakanson said
that the amount given to the College has not
risen high enough to combat inflation. Currently,
about 26 percent of the College’s total funding is
from the state. For the 1982-83 year state fun­
ding amounted to $3,253,000, which was less
than the $3,297,000 the College received in
“If we were being funded at the same rate
that we were six years ago, all the community
colleges in the state would have $50 million
more than now,” he added.
Hakanson said next year the College is ex­
pected to receive $3,411,000 in state funds, an
increase he said is not enough to sufficiently han­
dle all of the College’s basic needs.
President John Sagoe asked Hakanson if
there were other ways to raise money instead of
a tuition increase. Hakanson answered the only
other way would be to have people vote on a
levy, an act he thought would not be successful
right now.
“We (President’s Council) had to do this. It
seemed much better for the whole school than to
go to a levy at this time,” he said.