ACC board approves budget, holds tuition rates Posted in: News The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees approved a $406 million budget for 2019-20. The budget represents a 5.7 percent increase over the 2018-19 budget. New expenses include expanded operations at ACC Highland, which is set to open in fall 2020, and increased instructional faculty, staff and equipment. It also includes a three percent cost-of-living raise for employees. Just over 19 percent of the budget’s revenue comes from tuition and fees, a two percentage point decrease from the 2018-19 budget. Trustees voted in May to keep tuition and fee rates for in-district students unchanged for the sixth consecutive year. Trustees also ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!