The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) is currently reviewing its fee structure with the intention of implementing an across-the-board increase possibly by the next academic year.
Reports are that this matter has already been discussed with officials from the Education Ministry and is being aggressively pursued, given the many challenges facing the institution.
The SALCC currently receives an annual government subvention of $15 million, but this is not enough to offset the many expenses that the institution obtains each year.
It has been reported that the subvention has remained the same for the past six years, despite the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) back in 2012.
The institution is finding it difficult to procure goods and services for its effective functioning, given the increasingly high prices attached to these.
The SALCC is also in dire need of repairs and has not been able to carry out any proper repair to most of its facilities for sometime now, due to a the inadequate budget and low income.