UA seeks to raise tuition by 8%
TUSCALOOSA (AP) — University of Alabama administrators will ask trustees Friday to raise tuition for the coming academic year by 8 percent for all students and more for law school students, a move expected to add $10.7 million to university coffers.
"This increase allows us to build our infrastructure and attract the resources needed to provide a high quality of education and fulfill our mission," spokeswoman Cathy Andreen said.
An undergraduate student from Alabama would pay $5,700, up $211, for two semesters with a full-time course load. Students from outside the state would pay $16,518, up $612.
The university will get almost 16 percent more, or $26.8 million, from the state education trust fund in the next fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
The school's allotment has increased 56 percent in the past four years.
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