University of West Alabama approves tuition increase

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The University of West Alabama will have a tuition increase for the fall.

The Tuscaloosa News reports the board of trustees approved the 4.5 percent increase to address anticipated increases in operating expenses in the upcoming fiscal year. The annual rates for undergraduate tuition for Alabama residents at the college would increase annually by about $327 to $7,613 and for non-residents by $655 to $15,227.

The annual rates for graduate students would increase by about $263 for residents and $454 for students from out of state.

An appropriation of $16.1 million in state funds was approved for operations and maintenance during the regular session. The board approved last year a 2 percent tuition increase and a 3 percent raise for employees as part of the 2016-2017 operating budget.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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