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Prepaid Tuition Plan
5:18 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Judge To Rule Later On Ala. Prepaid Tuition Plan

A judge is waiting to rule on whether a new law can be applied retroactively to Ala.'s prepaid college tuition plan.
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A judge says he will rule later on whether a new law can be applied retroactively to Alabama's prepaid college tuition plan. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick heard arguments from both sides Monday and took the case under advisement. At issue is a settlement the board of the Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan reached with many participants to pay less than full tuition because of the plan's financial problems. The Alabama Supreme Court ruled in March that the settlement violated state law. The Legislature revised the law in April.

Ala. Tuition Plan
5:21 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Alabama Tuition Plan Paying Full Rates For Fall

State Treasurer Young Boozer says Alabama's tuition plan will pay full rates for fall.
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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.

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Reconsidering PACT
5:32 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Alabama court reconsiders prepaid tuition ruling

PACT is closed to new enrollment but current plan holders fight over ways to save the system.
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The Alabama Supreme Court has reopened a lawsuit over whether Alabama's prepaid college tuition program can pay less than full tuition for students.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday told a lower court to look at whether state officials can retroactively apply a new law passed by the Legislature to allow reduced tuition payments. A plan to provide reduced payments was struck down by the Supreme Court in March and then the Legislature passed a law in April to try to save it.

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