Bridgerland Technical College, in compliance with §53B-7-101.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953, Proposed tuition increases – Notice – Hearings, is hereby providing notice of a proposed tuition change and Public Hearing on the proposed change.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 3 p.m.
Bridgerland Technical College
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321
Pursuant to direction from the Utah Board of Higher Education (UBHE) and the Commissioner, Bridgerland Technical College, along with the other technical colleges in Utah, are in the process of converting from clock hours to credit hours. In order to facilitate this conversion, one of the steps is converting the tuition rate from clock hours to credit hours. Simultaneously, new UBHE policies require the conversion of some student fees into tuition. Accordingly, this proposed change will result in an overall change for the college that is revenue neutral in all material respects. The change will be from $2.00/membership (clock) hour to $95.00/credit hour. The college will have time during Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024 where both the credit-hour rate and the clock-hour rate will be necessary in order to accommodate a “teach out” for students who began on the clock-hour model. The college is not proposing any change to the $2.00/clock-hour rate.
The change from clock-hour to credit-hour tuition is a complete reset of the tuition charges. Accordingly, the college is not estimating any additional revenue assuming all other factors remain constant. There are a number of moving parts with credit conversion and program alignment, so it is difficult to predict the results with any degree of certainty. However, Bridgerland Technical College has maintained a long-standing practice of tuition and fee revenue following the student to the program/department in which they are enrolled. Because tuition and fees, when applicable, only cover part of the cost of education, the remaining cost is subsidized through legislative appropriations.
All concerned students and citizens are invited to attend this Public Hearing on the proposed credit-hour tuition change, which will become effective July 1, 2023.