Feb 27, 2013 11:47 PM by Erin Steuber
Bad news for students at UL, tuition is going up again. The decision was made by the UL Board of Supervisors, and comes just days after Governor Bobby Jindal released his budget for the next fiscal year. That budget relies on $75 million in tuition increases to help off-set about $209 million in cuts to the state's college's, universities and hospitals.
For students it means a 10% spike in tuition set to take effect next school year. The UL system is the largest college and university system in Louisiana with 90,000 students across nine campuses state wide. That 10% increase will mean an average increase of about $546 for in-state students, bringing a year's tuition to $6,103. And out-of-state students would see their tuition rise an average of about $1,590, bringing a year's tuition to $16,379.
Students at UL have mixed feelings about the increase but are interested in knowing where the money is going. The tuition increase is likely the first of four across-the-board tuition hikes to be approved in the next several months.