The Tuscaloosa News recently reported that University of Alabama students would be with another 7% raise in tuition.
Actually, the figures are pretty grim: the costs for attending UA was $5700 a (figured on two semesters' cost) in 2007-2008; for 2012-2013 it's expected to cost $9200. Geesh!
A huge part of the difference is that University of Alabama students have to pony up a higher percentage of the costs: tuition accounted for 55% of operating costs in 2008, but will got up to 73%.
The term 'state-supported university' is becoming a joke. And this will screw us in the long run.