No new tuition increase at UAH in 2023 following UA Board decision

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UAH will not add a tuition increase for the 2023-24 school year. (Hville Blast)

Current and incoming University of Alabama in Huntsville students can breathe a sigh of relief upon hearing the news that the school does not plan on a tuition increase for the upcoming school year.

The University of Alabama Board of Trustees last week voted not to increase tuition for Alabama residents at any of its three doctoral research institutions – The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Tuition freeze for in-state students

There will be no increase in tuition or required fees at UAH for Alabama residents. (Hville Blast)

The action by the UA BoT reinstates the tuition freeze that was in place for several years for in-state students prior to the 2022-2023 academic year, when a tuition increase was implemented to account for inflation.

Before that adjustment, in-state students did not see a tuition increase for five consecutive years at UA or for four years at UAB and UAH. There were also no increases in nonresident tuition for three sequential years.

“The University of Alabama System is dedicated to providing the most accessible path to a premier educational experience in our state, as we recognize the vital value of higher education. I applaud our UA System and campus leaders for implementing cost-effective measures and practicing careful fiscal management, which made the Board’s decision to re-institute a systemwide in-state tuition freeze possible for the upcoming academic year.”

W. Stancil Starnes, UA System Board of Trustees President Pro Tempore

Providing Alabama residents with affordable education

UA Board members say they are comitted to keeping higher education affordable in Alabama. (Hville Blast)

UA System Chancellor Finis St. John commended the Board of Trustees’ decision not to implement a tuition increase and emphasized the UA System’s commitment to ensuring higher education is accessible for all Alabamians.

“The legislature’s support, our Board’s leadership, and our campuses’ dedicated efforts allowed us to continue to provide the world-class education and campus experience for which the UA System is known at a more predictably affordable cost. As a public university system, we exist to serve Alabama and beyond through our mission to improve the lives of everyone we affect through teaching, research and service. We are focused on being responsible stewards for every dollar entrusted to us by students and families, and the tuition freeze for Alabama residents demonstrates our appreciation for the hardworking people of our state.”

Finis St. John, UA System Chancellor

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