Tuition is going up for Alabama's community and technical colleges this fall.
The Decatur Daily reports the Alabama Community College System approved a $10-per-credit-hour increase earlier this week, set to go into effect for the 2018-2019 school year.
System officials say the increase brings the average tuition and fees at community colleges to $153 an hour and will generate about $14 million in additional tuition revenue each year. Half of the additional funding will be divided among the 25 community and technical colleges and half will be used for statewide college support.
Local funding will be focused on campus improvements including technology, renovations, construction projects and safety enhancements. The remaining money will be used to increase the services provided at the state level.