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Tuition and Fee Increases for Three State Universities

The presidents of Arizona’s three state universities made a proposal for another tuition & fee increase on Friday. On April 6 the Arizona Board of Regents will meet to vote on the proposed increases which would go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year. 

The tuition increase will vary depending on university and college level. For example, all Arizona State University undergraduate and graduate students who are residents will only see an increase of 1.5 percent in tuition, but non-resident undergraduate and graduate students will have their tuition increase to 3.5 percent.

Although the percentages in tuition increases seems nominal, the cost of some of the new fees for enrollment and school programs will be a definite blow to all of the students at ASU, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University.

For all students at UA the tuition will increase up to 1 percent; however, the current $125 health and recreation fee will be increased to a $425 annual amount. Over at ASU there will be a new class fee in the amount of $7,000 for an entrepreneurial program that runs one semester. This program is aimed at helping students launch a small business.

The only students who will be exempt from the tuition and fee hike are any students currently enrolled in the guaranteed tuition program or pledge program offered at UA and NAU. All incoming students will be subject to the new tuition and various fees being proposed.

If you would like to share your opinion you may attend one of the public hearings being held on by the Arizona Board of Regents on Tuesday, March 28th. You may find more information by calling this number (602) 229-2555 or sending an email to [email protected]


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