Birmingham Mayor Pledges Free College Tuition at Alabama Schools

Nicole Rojas
Aug 31, 2019 - 1:30
Birmingham Mayor Pledges Free College Tuition at Alabama Schools

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin made a surprise announcement on Twitter: beginning in 2020, all graduates of Birmingham City Schools can attend a state college with their tuition free.

“Starting in 2020, any Birmingham City School student that walks across the graduation stage will have the opportunity to attend any in-state two or four year school tuition free,” Woodfin wrote. He later clarified that students will be covered if they attend any public, in-state two-year or four-year school where they are admitted.

The initiative is part of a public-private partnership called...

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