First, let’s get to the money: Tuition at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury would go up by 2.5 percent under a proposal that the college’s board of trustees endorsed last week. According to the Glens Falls Post-Star,
Tuition for full-time, in-state students would go from $1,887 per semester to $1,935 for in-state students and from $3,774 to $3,870 for out-of-state students.
For part-time students, the fee per credit hour would increase from $158 to $162 for New York state residents and from $315 to $324 for out-of-state residents.
Most fees would remain the same, except the nursing fee would go from $150 to $170, and the wellness fee would go from $10 to $15.
For resident students, the dorm charge would go from $3,375 per semester to $3,475 for a standard four-person suite and from $3,550 to $3,675 for a two-person suite. The meal plan per semester would increase by $50, to $1,600.
Some of that money will go toward dealing with what the paper’s calling “deferred maintenance issues”, like replacing classroom furniture and the school’s front entrance.
Meanwhile, the Glens Falls Post-Star is also reporting, the school’s board of trustees also approved a new certificate program in agricultural business; it’s adding courses in business and biology as part of that program, including “food, sanitation and packaging; introduction to sustainable agriculture; vegetable and fruit production; and agricultural co-op.” The school’s also creating a two-year Associate’s Degree in biology.