Southern Board Approves 10 Percent Tuition Hike

The Southern University Board of Supervisors today approved a 10-percent increase in tuition costs for all campuses in the Southern University System.

The increase comes as the university seeks new ways to attract and keep students at the flagship Baton Rouge campus, while facing six consecutive years of cuts in state appropriations, including $209 million in projected cuts to all campuses in Louisiana in the coming year.