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The cost of attending U of A is increasing

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, students at the University of Arizona will find out how much more they'll be paying in tuition, as the Board of Regents is expected to set higher tuition rates for the next school year.

In just a few hours the Board of Regents, who oversee all three public universities, will be voting on its final decision.  Tuition is expected to jump about three percent across the board. 

Here is the breakdown:

In state tuition would be $10,391, the rate would go up about $356; and for out of state students the price jumps to $27,000, a jump of more than $800.  These are the rates proposed by the University.

They say this makes up for a huge drop in funding from the state, cut in about half in five years. 

Student enrollment has ballooned too, meaning more students, more classes and stretching resources.

The Board of Regents also points out that universities of similar size and mission have tuition rates 10 to 20 percent higher.

The tuition rates for next school year will be set when the Board of Regents meets later this morning. 

Tucson News Now will have more on this as the rates become final. 

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