The Arizona Board of Regents approved this week 2022-23 tuition and fees for Arizona’s public universities, reflecting a commitment to keep tuition increases low. For the past two years, the board and university presidents did not pursue increases to resident tuition to ensure higher education at Arizona’s public universities remained accessible for students during economic challenges brought about from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most continuing students at Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona will see no tuition increase, as the universities’ respective pledge and guarantee programs lock in tuition rates for four years. Arizona State University continues its 2012 pledge to limit resident undergraduate tuition increases to 3% or less, with tuition slated to increase 2.5% for Arizona-resident undergraduate and graduate immersion students.
“The board recognizes any increase in tuition has an impact on Arizona students and families, but we are pleased that the presidents’ proposals included only modest added costs in 2022-23,” said ABOR Chair Lyndel Manson. “The proposals demonstrate the joint commitment of the presidents to prioritize Arizona, access and quality while shielding resident students to the greatest extent possible from extraordinary inflationary cost pressures.”
Manson noted that adequate state funding is critical to making Arizona’s public universities accessible and affordable and the level of state funding is a driver in the board’s tuition decisions.
Arizona’s public universities currently and continue to offer robust financial aid for students, collectively providing more than $1 billion in institutional gift aid in fiscal year 2021. In addition, the board offers the Arizona Promise Program, covering tuition and fees for low-income resident students to make our universities more affordable for Arizonans. Several lower-cost pathways to a degree have been added by the board and universities in recent years, including more community college partnerships, expanded online education and additional affordable degree programs.
For the upcoming 2022-23 academic year:
Arizona State University
Consistent with the university’s pledge not to increase resident tuition more than 3%, ASU undergraduate and graduate resident immersion students will see a 2.5% percent increase while non-resident and international students have a 4% and 5% respective increase for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Online undergraduate and graduate students will see a 2% increase per credit hour. ASU caps online tuition for resident students at the full-time campus tuition rate per semester while online base tuition for non-resident students does not have a cap. In addition, one mandatory fee is increasing slightly for the Arizona Financial Aid Trust Fund.
Northern Arizona University
NAU continues its Pledge Program, guaranteeing tuition rates for four years for the majority of undergraduate students. Tuition will increase 3.5% for new resident and non-resident undergraduate and graduate students. Incoming undergraduate international students’ tuition will increase 7.4% and tuition for graduate international students will rise 7.2%.
NAU is simplifying its fee structure by eliminating more than 500 undergraduate course fees and instead establishing three undergraduate college fees. College fees range from $400-$1,000 per year for residents and $600 to $1,500 per year for non-resident and international students. Online students will see a 2.2% per credit hour increase for undergraduates and 1.7% for graduate students. One mandatory fee is increasing slightly for the Arizona Financial Aid Trust Fund.
University of Arizona
UArizona continues its Guaranteed Tuition Program, thus 99% of continuing undergraduate students will have no tuition or mandatory fee increases. Tuition will rise 2% for incoming resident undergraduate students; resident undergraduate students not in the guaranteed program; and graduate resident students. New non-resident undergraduate students and continuing non-resident undergraduate students who aren’t in the guaranteed program will have a 5.6% increase. There is no change in the non-resident graduate tuition rate. In addition, three mandatory fees are increasing: Health and Recreation; Student Services; and the Arizona Financial Aid Trust Fund.
College of Medicine-Tucson and College of Medicine-Phoenix resident tuition will increase 4.3% and non-resident tuition will increase 1% for first- through fourth-year students. College of Veterinary Medicine tuition will increase 3% for resident and non-resident first- through third-year students. Online tuition for undergraduates will not increase and graduate students’ tuition will rise 9% per credit hour.
In addition to base tuition (resident, non-resident, international, online), the board approved differential tuition (as applicable); mandatory, college, program and class fees; and housing and meal plan changes.
Additional information on 2022-23 tuition and fees is available here.