Prepaid Tuition
5:01 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Parents Frustrated With Alabama's Tuition Plan

Parents with children in Alabama's prepaid college tuition program impatiently await an Alabama Supreme Court decision.
Credit BOC / Alabama State Treasury

Parents with children in Alabama's prepaid college tuition program are frustrated that they can't plan for the future while the Alabama Supreme Court decides how much tuition the program will pay.

Parents told the program's board chairman Wednesday that they are looking at coming up with $600 to $700 per semester if the Supreme Court allows the program to pay tuition at 2010 levels rather than current levels. They also said they are worried that the program will close down if the court requires current tuition. The board is paying the current tuition while it awaits a ruling.

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Politics & Government
8:27 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Study: Alabama College grads have debt with diploma


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A study show that 44 percent of Alabama's college graduating class of 2011 finished with debt and the average amount was more than $25,000. reports the Alabama figure was below the national average of $26,600. The study by the Project on Student Debt found that the most indebted Alabama students graduated from Alabama A&M. Ninety-five percent of the Class of 2011 had debt, and the average was slightly more than $33,000. At Auburn University, 47 percent of the graduates had debt, and the average was nearly $24,800.

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.
BOC Alabama State Treasury

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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