Students will be paying a little more to attend the University of West Alabama this fall.
The university’s Board of Trustees has approved a 4.5 percent increase in tuition in order to address some anticipated increases in operating expenses in the upcoming fiscal year. The Tuscaloosa News reports the annual rates for Alabama residents’ tuition would increase by about $327 dollars per year. Out of state students will pay $655 more next year.
Graduate tuition is also increasing, by around $263 for state residents and $454 for out-of-state grad students.
Last year, the board approved a two percent tuition increase alongside a 3 percent raise for University of West Alabama employees in the 2016-2017 operating budget.