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Friday, October 23, 2009

Ivey Blasts Community College Tuition Hike

State Treasurer and Republican candidate for governor Kay Ivey is blasting the state Board of Education's recent decision to raise tuition at the state's two-year colleges by 15 percent.

Ivey released the following statement:

“It’s outrageous that thousands of hardworking Alabama students now have to come up with $420 more each semester. It’s unfair that Alabama taxpayers also have to foot the bill to cover the additional 12 percent of the hike, too. Tuition is out of control. As governor, I will work to bring skyrocketing tuition hikes under control by reducing administrative overhead and wasteful spending. How could $70 million have been saved over the last two years, and yet the State Board of Education now says it has lost $90 million in revenue at the same time. That makes no sense.”

The board voted to raise tuition because the system hadn't raised tuition in several years, unlike the state's four year colleges and universities, despite experiencing multiple years of proration.


-- posted by Markeshia Ricks


1 Comments:

Blogger Truth said...

Thank you Stephanie Bell for being the only one to vote AGAINST the 2-year college tuition hike! It's nice to know someone is looking out for students and taxpayers.

October 24, 2009 at 2:13 PM  

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