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.
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