Allegany Community College of Bedford County Receives $700,000 from State Budget, Says Hess

During the budget negotiating process, Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon) worked to include $700,000 in crucial funding for the Allegany Community College in Bedford County in the state budget that was signed into law.

“Community college funding was improved so that the Allegany Community College receives $700,000 specifically designed to help local students afford the cost of their community college education,” said Hess.  “This appropriation will help to hold down the cost of tuition.”

The funding will not be used for administrative costs or staff salaries. All of it will be dedicated to student tuition.

This budget also includes $423 million for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), which also invested $50 million in the State Grant Program and extended the application deadline for non-renewal community college students to Aug. 1, which is expected to provide an additional 15,000 students statewide with grant awards.

“Education is an essential component of our $27.15 billion General Fund budget, with nearly $11 billion in state funds for school districts and community colleges in the Department of Education budget, state-related universities such as the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State, the State System of Higher Education and PHEAA,” said Hess. “Combined with business tax cuts, our students and workforce will be prepared as Pennsylvania again becomes a leader in job creation.”

State Representative Dick Hess
78th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Todd Abele

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