MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Board of Education has voted to increase tuition by 15 percent for students at the state's two-year colleges.

The increase approved by the board Thursday means an increase of about $420 a year for the typical student.

Board members said this is the first tuition increase for
two-year college students in five years.

Board members said the increase is necessary because of state budget cuts.

Board member Stephanie Bell casts the only vote against the
increase. She said raising tuition would be a hardship for students
during difficult economic times.

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  • by Carol Location: Dothan AL on Oct 22, 2009 at 02:04 PM
    I am not a very happy camper. Did anyone bother to ask the students what their thoughts were about the increase. I am sure that the only people who are happy about it are the people who are on the payroll. The students who attend college free, aren't worried about a thing. What about the students who are working full time to pay (out of their pockets)to earn a degree. What about my tax dollars that go into others education through tax. Why can't we paying students get something. It seems as though to me that the people who really "work" in this country are punished and the slackers get a hand shake and a hand out. This increase is outrageous!!!!!!!!!!
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