UNIVERSITY STUDENTS STUMP FOR LOWER TUITION, HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING

TUSCALOOSA – Tuition is at an all-time high nowadays, but some students at the University of Alabama are working to lessen their financial burden.

UA’s Student Government Association lobby board held a “write your legislator drive” on campus Tuesday, petitioning to maintain tuition rates thanks to better higher education funding.

Students got the chance to sign a postcard in support of higher education funding from the state.

“We want to support higher education funding,” said Ivey Best, SGA lobby board director. “If they continue to cut higher education funding in the state legislature, then our tuition rates will go up. So we want them to maintain their current raise, or give us more money so that tuition can stay low.”

Lobby board members said they’re also promoting their cause by writing letters and making calls to senators. And on Feb. 25, the group is taking their signed postcards to Alabama’s 35 senators in Montgomery.

 

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