May 30, 2018
The Athens State University Board of Trustees approved the tuition rate for the 2018-19 academic year at its meeting on Friday, May 18, voting to increase tuition by 2.1% for both undergraduate and graduate courses beginning with the fall 2018 semester.
“Our top priority at Athens State University is to provide the highest quality education at the most affordable cost,” stated Cathy Dickens, Board chair. “The Board of Trustees works closely with University administration in an effort to provide the best value possible. The increase, which is set at the current rate of inflation, will better enable us to invest in technological advancements while ensuring the University remains fiscally sound.”
Despite the increase, Athens State University will continue to have the lowest rate structure of any public university in the state of Alabama. The undergraduate, in-state tuition rate per credit hour will increase for traditional coursework from $198 to $202 and for distance learning coursework from $284 to $290. The tuition rate for graduate coursework will increase from $325 to $332 per credit hour.
The Board of Trustees will approve the University budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year at its scheduled meeting in July.