Trustees to consider tuition freeze on Alabama campuses

Trustees to consider tuition freeze on Alabama campuses

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama system is proposing a freeze on in-state tuition at all three campuses for the upcoming school year.

The system announced the recommendation Friday as during a meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

The move would mean tuition remains the same next year at UAH, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the main University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa.

The chancellor of the system, former trustee Finis St. John, says the freeze on in-state tuition would be the first time in 40 years that all three campuses haven't hiked costs for Alabama residents.

Trustees will consider the recommendation at a meeting in June.

St. John previously served as interim chancellor, but Al.com reports he has accepted the job on a permanent basis.