JSU Newswire
Jacksonville, Alabama

JSU Speaks Out
on State Proposals

November 6, 2003 -- Alabama could lose more than $900 million a year if it quits offering out-of-state students from counties near its borders in-state tuition rates for colleges and universities, according to a Jacksonville State University study released Tuesday.  But that is not stopping talk of killing the out-of-state tuition program in Montgomery, where the study was unveiled as education officials discussed possible key changes to the state’s two-year and four-year institutions.

About 32,000 out-of-state and foreign students are enrolled in Alabama’s two- and four-year institutions, contributing some $910 million to the state’s economy, according to the study’s author William Fielding, Dean of the College of Commerce and Business Administration at Jacksonville State University. That translates into an estimated 13,622 jobs and $86.4 million in sales and income taxes.

The full article can be found at: State may kill tuition program; Study says Alabama could lose $900 million a year .

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