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Finance Committee Recommends Increase

Jun. 09, 2022

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – The Finance Committee, of the University of North Alabama Board of Trustees, voted unanimously Thursday to recommend a five percent increase in cost of attendance for the 2022-23 academic year in order to mitigate the ongoing impact of inflation as well as multi-year budget deficits. The resolution will now go to the full Board for next steps. The increase equates to a $20 per credit hour tuition increase. Graduate tuition and the $30 per credit hour general semester undergraduate fee remain unchanged.

“The Finance Committee is a recommending body only, and, as such, it will be up to the full board to pass the resolution if it chooses to do so,” said Finance Committee Chair Marty Abroms. Abroms is also the president pro-tem of the Board of Trustees.

 Even with the proposed increase, UNA remains 12th out of 14 state-supported institutions in cost of attendance. UNA is also the fastest-growing university in Alabama, having marked a dozen consecutive terms of record enrollment growth among a number of categories, including first-time, full-time freshmen; international students; online; and graduate students.  

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/