Community, tech. colleges may boost rates

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Board of Education says the state's community and technical colleges may raise their tuition and fees by 15 percent to make up for lost revenue.

The board conducted a work session Thursday and voted to consider a plan that would raise by $420 the cost of a year of community college for the typical student.

System officials said the network of 26 two-year schools has lost more than $90 million in state funding in the past two years.

The proposal was endorsed by every two-year college president in the system and is expected to be on the agenda for the board's next meeting Oct. 22.

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