Fulton Schools Partners with Auburn to Offer College Courses
Auburn University will provide instructors for college courses in the urban learning centers of North and South Fulton in partnership with schools in Fulton County.
Schools Superintendent Mike Looney told the Fulton School Board at its September 30 meeting that he could confirm the partnership. He said they still have to work out the details of the program with the University of Alabama.
“Students who would generally have to pay out-of-state tuition fees will only have to pay in-state tuition fees,” he said.
For some students who might think college is out of reach, the program offers an opportunity.
“Students who are entitled to a free or reduced rate lunch will be entitled to free tuition at Auburn University for up to 24 hours. [credit] hours, ”Looney said.
He said it might be there, but he was unaware of any other school system partnering with an out-of-state university, especially a university with a reputation for STEM, architectural engineering, and education.
“I think this will be something we will be very proud of. And I’m delighted to announce that our students across Fulton County will be eligible for this program, ”he said.
City of Alpharetta officials and board members including Katie Reeves were instrumental in making this happen, Looney said.