POSTED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:04am
LAFAYETTE, LA (NBC33) — College students in Louisiana are feeling the crunch after the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors approved a 10 percent tuition hike at all nine of their campuses for the 2013-14 school year.
The tuition increases are contingent on each campus passing performance goals--over the past five years college funding has continued to flip from primarily state funded to primarily student based funding
“The thing about University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the fact that even with tuition increases we're still one of the most affordable universities in the state or in the region and we anticipate that that is going to continue to be the same,” Andy Benoit, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment, said.”
Benoit adds that UL has always prided itself on its ability to package students with a high amount of student aid and scholarships. The school has raised over four and a half million dollars over the past few years and UL is still hopeful that the raised tuition will not impact students too much in the long run.