Education Report: Troy University To Get New Arena - Change Tuition

WSFA 12 news is covering Pike County.

Troy University is making major news with the announcement of plans to build a new basketball area. Sartain Hall, the current arena is also used for graduation exercises and special programs. The university plans to build a $30 million dollar new facility in the near future.

The other big change announced on Thursday, starting this fall, Troy is changing its undergraduate tuition structure to a straight per credit hour fee off $170 dollars. That amount could change depending on how much lawmakers cut from Troy's budget.

Troy will also add new fees for technology, service and health, but despite that, officials say 70% of students will pay less under the new plan.