The Alabama A&M board of trustees on Friday raised tuition 5 percent and axed six degree programs, while adding three new ones.
And that doesn't count whatever happened in more than 2 1/2 hours behind closed doors in executive session during the board's June meeting.
The tuition increase was expected -- it was approved by the board's business and finance committee two weeks ago. It replenishes the school's budget with an estimated $1.6 million for the upcoming school year. That offsets a cut in state funding of nearly $1.1 million.
In actual dollars, the increase would raise tuition $165 per semester to about $3,495 for in-state students, finance director Ralph Johnson sai