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AL court reconsiders prepaid tuition ruling

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MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) -

The Alabama Supreme Court has reopened a lawsuit over whether a financial settlement of Alabama's prepaid college tuition program can stand.

The board of the Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan had reached a settlement for the financially troubled program to pay tuition at 2010 rates rather than current rates. Some parents challenged it in court, and the Supreme Court voided the settlement in March because it violated state law. Then the Legislature passed a law in April that was designed to restore the settlement.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by state officials to reconsider its ruling. The court's 7-0 decision told a Montgomery circuit judge to review whether the new law can be applied retroactively to the settlement.

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