University of North Ala. ups tuition 8.8 percent
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama is raising undergraduate tuition 8.8 percent for the fall.
The trustees decided to boost the cost per credit hour from $204 to $222. The cost of graduate school is going up 7.3 percent from $247 to $265 per credit hour.
University President William Cale told the trustees Monday that the tuition increase is necessary because state funds for higher education are dwindling. The TimesDaily reported (http://bit.ly/KykJC5 ) that North Alabama's state appropriation for the upcoming academic year is about $1 million less than this year.
The tuition increase is the smallest the trustees have approved since a 3.29 percent hike for the 2006-2007 school year.
Information from: TimesDaily, http://www.timesdaily.com/