PACT

Prepaid Tuition
4:31 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Supreme Court To Hear Ala. Prepaid Tuition Case

The legal battle over Alabama's financially troubled prepaid college tuition program heads back to the Alabama Supreme Court.
BOC Alabama State Treasury

The legal battle over Alabama's financially troubled prepaid college tuition program is headed back to the Alabama Supreme Court.

A Montgomery judge ruled Monday that a law passed by the Legislature in the spring to permit reduced tuition payments is constitutional. The state Supreme Court had asked Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick to review the law before the high court considers it.

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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.
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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