UPDATE: UA Trustees Approve Tuition Increase For 3 Campuses

Photo: MGN Online

Photo: MGN Online

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – As expected, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved tuition hikes for all three of its campuses on Friday.

For UAH, the board of trustees approved on a 4.53 percent increase for a 12 semester hour in-state course load for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The  tuition increase for an in-state UAH student taking 12 semester hours will result in the student having to pay $3,361.20 for tuition, fees not included.

Including fees such as technology fee, building fee, etc., an in-state student taking 12 semester hours will have to pay a total of $4,035.00, according to documents submitted to the UA Board of Trustees.

Out-of-state UAH students taking 12 semester hours will have to pay $7,194.70, fees not included.

The board also approved  a 2.7 percent tuition increase for in-state students and a 4.4 percent increase for out-of-state students attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

According to a memo submitted to UA President Judy Bonner by the UA Financial Affairs Office, the increase will amount to an extra $125 per semester for full time in-state students and $500 per semester for out-of-state students.

That memo estimates that the additional revenue generated by the increase to UA’s tuition would be $15,775,000 annually.

UAB President Ray Watts got a tuition hike approved.  UAB will have a six percent increase in tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students.

In a press release, UA System Vice Chancellor for System Relations Kellee Reinhart called this “the lowest tuition increase for the UA campus since the 1980’s.”