UNA to implement fee for dual enrollment program

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — High
school students looking to earn college credit through a University of
North Alabama program will now have to pay to participate.

School
officials recently approved instituting a $100 per course fee for high
school students working to earn college credits. The dual enrollment
program initially offered free courses, but university officials say the
program has grown more than administrators anticipated.

Vice
President of University of North Alabama academic affairs John Thornell
tells the TimesDaily of Florence high school students took 800 courses
at UNA during the 2012-13 academic year.

Some of the state's other
four-year schools have also implemented fees for dual credit programs.
At the University of Alabama, a three-credit hour course would cost more
than $700, and the same class would cost nearly $1,000 at Auburn.