UNA approves initiative to reduce student debt

UNA approves initiative to reduce student debt

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - On Wednesday, the University of North Alabama trustees board approved an initiative that will not raise tuition for students.

Officials said the new "Finish in Four" campaign will help create a pathway to success for students to graduate within four years and reduce student debt. The UNA trustees board will offer students one rate with the option to take 12 to 18 credit hours.

"I think it's great UNA is taking initiative making sure students can afford to going to college," said UNA student Sam Hollingsworth.

The cost will be a little over $4,000, which equates to $277 a credit.

Officials say they want students to stay on track. If they take 30 credits a year they can graduate in four years.

This new initiative to help students graduate on time and reduce debt will begin in the fall.

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