College Tuition

tuition hike

Gov. Riley says tax plan will provide free college tuition for students who qualify. But the Wiregrass area's representative on the State School Board says she's not sure about that.

Riley says his proposal would set aside $110 million to provide full tuition college scholarships for students with a "B" average and who score at least "20" on the ACT exam.

But Alabama School Board Member Betty Peters says the money that's actually awarded won't really make a difference for some and may not be enough for others.

Riley claims his plan would increase parental involvement in education because parents would likely pay more attention to their child's progress in school if the student could receive a college scholarship.