BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees will vote in June on freezing tuition for in-state students for at least one year for all three campuses.
UA Chancellor Finis St. John said it’s hard for some to attend UA, UAB, and UAH.
“Those opportunities for our citizens are one of the greatest things this state has to offer. They can’t afford to take advantage of it if it doesn’t do our citizens any good,” St. John said.
One of the reasons for the freeze is because the Education Trust Fund is expected to be the largest in history at $7.1 billion.
Students at UAB welcome the news. “I know it’s hard. Some of them work and it’s not enough. That’s just to buy books,” said sophomore Troy Nelson.
Jacksonville State University and the University of Montevallo also plan to freeze tuition.