Tuition will be increasing slightly for students in Alabama’s two-year college system.
The Tuscaloosa News reports trustees have approved a 1.4 percent tuition increase for Alabama’s Community College System. The price of each credit hour will be going up $2 to $119 for students who are Alabama residents. Nonresidents will be paying $234 per credit hour, beginning this fall.
Trustee chairman Al Thompson calls the rate hike “modest”. He says it’s part of an annual adjustment that was first established by the Alabama Board of Education, which used to operate the system.
Alabama’s Community College System includes 25 two-year colleges statewide, and more than 83,000 people are enrolled in courses that offer credit in the system.