Alabama Tuition Plan Paying Full Rates For Fall

Aug 22, 2012

State Treasurer Young Boozer says Alabama's prepaid college tuition plan will pay full tuition for the fall semester while it waits for a court to rule on the legality of making reduced payments.

Alabama's plan currently has more than 36,000 participants, and more than 19,000 of them eligible to attend college this fall. Boozer said Wednesday there is no way to know when the court will rule.

The financially troubled program reached a settlement with most participants in 2010 to pay tuition in future years at fall 2010 rates to keep the program afloat. The Alabama Supreme Court struck down the settlement, saying state law didn't permit reduced payments. The Legislature changed the law in May, and now a judge is considering whether the change can be applied retroactively.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.