Trustees at the University of South Alabama and Auburn University will consider steep tuition increases this week, measures school officials characterize as a necessary response to state funding cuts.
Another large increase is looming on June 20, that's when University of Alabama trustees meet in Tuscaloosa.
The Auburn University board of trustees will consider a 16 percent tuition increase for the main campus -- the largest increase at the school in at least two decades.
Undergraduates who are from Alabama would pay $4,230 for a full year of classes, up from $3,650 this year.
At South Alabama, trustees will consider a 9.6 percent increase in tuition and fees Thursday.