11:18am

Fri October 23, 2009
WVAS Local

Tuition hike looms at Ala. 2-year colleges

Montgomery, AL – - The Alabama Board of Education has voted
to increase tuition by 15 percent for students at the state's two-year
colleges.
The increase approved by the board Thursday means an increase of
about $420 a year for the typical student.
Board members said this is the first tuition increase for
two-year college students in five years. Board members said the
increase is necessary because of state budget cuts.
Board member Stephanie Bell casts the only vote against the
increase. She said raising tuition would be a hardship for students
during difficult economic times.