The Board of Trustees of the University of North Alabama (UNA) has unanimously agreed to raise undergraduate tuition by $20 per credit hour.
According to UNA Finance Committee Chair Marty Abroms, raising tuition was the only way to keep up with escalating prices. At the time of this writing, UNA had the lowest funding per student among all public colleges in the state, he subsequently said. “I think most of our legislators are aware, but we need some action so we can avoid tuition increases in the future,” Abroms said.
As a result of this vote, UNA’s tuition will go up for the first time in three years.
Abroms went on to say that the institution has increased its scholarship funding in recent years, and that as a result, more than 70% of its students would not be required to pay the entire cost of tuition. An official press statement said that tuition increases will “help offset inequities in state support and enhance academic programming.”