Thursday, June 9, 2011

University of South Alabama trustees approve 8.4-percent tuition increase for coming year

south-alabama-approves-tuition-increase-2011.jpgIn this Wednesday, June 8, 2011, photo, University of South Alabama President Gordon Moulton discusses a proposed tuition increase and the school's budget during a committee meeting at the USA Medical Center.

MOBILE, Alabama -- The University of South Alabama board of trustees today unanimously approved an 8.4-percent increase in tuition and fees for the 2011-12 academic year.
The board's committee of the whole had voted Wednesday to recommend the tuition increase.
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students in the fall will be $7,380, up from $6,810 for this academic year. USA had an enrollment of more than 15,000, this year, a record.
The board also unanimously approved a tentative $308.7 million budget for the 2011-12 year. The budget does not provide a salary increase.
“We have had a reduction in state funding of almost $42 million a year,” President Gordon Moulton said after Wednesday's committee meeting. “We’re trying our best to make up for that with cuts where we can, but you can’t do it all with cuts.
“Like all other universities we have increased our student tuition to provide extra revenue to try to deal with it.”

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