Fort Scott Community College fall semester is in full force, and recently the administration approved the school’s budget.
FSCC Finance Director Julie Eichenberger provided Fort Scott Biz with information which was approved following a public hearing on August 14.
Information provided is on expenditures, leases/purchases, and tax rates.
Major expenditures in the budget are technical education and auxiliary expenditures.
Post-secondary technical education expenditures are for ” all the classes considered tech education,” Eichenberger said. “Those would be nursing/allied health/EMT, John Deere, construction trades, cosmetology, welding, Harley Davidson, agriculture.”
Total for this line item in the budget is $3,294,586.
For auxiliary expenditures – the dorm, cafeteria, and bookstore, the line item is budgeted for $2,073,486.
$8,458,958 are current funds unrestricted in the general fund.
To see the full summary, see the link:
The tax rate has stayed about the same, according to FSCC President Alysia Johnston.
Eichenberger provided Fort Scott Biz with the recent history of the mill levy and the statement of condition lease, lease purchase and certification of participation.
Cosmetology equipment, the environmental lease (formerly Chevron), the City of Fort Scott, Ellis Fine Arts Center, the baseball scoreboard, and the John Deere Building are all line items in the statement provided below in the link.
In addition, Johnston provided student enrollment information.
The full-time student headcount at the college is 1,792 for 2017 fall semester.
“About even from last year,” Johnston said Wednesday.
Tuition waiver for Bourbon County residents
Fort Scott Community College has expanded its tuition waiver for Bourbon County residents who wish to take classes at the Fort Scott campus or online, according to a press release from the college. FSCC will waive the tuition costs, up to fifteen credit hours, for any Bourbon County resident who enrolls at FSCC. Students will be responsible for covering fees and purchasing books.
FSCC students can take general education classes for transfer to a four-year institution or pursue a certificate or associate degree. FSCC offers 55 courses that are guaranteed by the Kansas Board of Regents to transfer to any public college or university in the state of Kansas.
To apply for the waiver, students should contact the FSCC Admissions Department at 620-223-2700, ext. 3520 or ext. 3530. Students must also complete a Bourbon County Tuition Waiver Form and return it to the Admissions Department prior to the start of the semester.