Bucks County Community College will be raising its tuition for the next fall semester.

Right now tuition is $145 per credit, but it will increase by $5 to $150. The increase follows a unanimous vote Thursday by the Board of Trustees in an attempt to balance the budget, along with budget cuts.

College president Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt accredits only needing a minimal increase to “support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the County of Bucks, the college’s local sponsor.”

A Bucks County resident taking 12 credits a semester will pay $4538 for 24 credits and fees for the 2018-19 academic year, an increase of $120. The increase goes into effect on August 22, coinciding with the beginning of the semester.