UA students protest high cost of tuition - Tucson News Now

UA students protest high cost of tuition

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A small group of University of Arizona students spent part of Wednesday afternoon protesting the high cost of higher education. At the same, time a new study released by The Project on Student Debt shows Arizona college students are better off than most when it comes to debt.

The study figures indicate about 55 percent of Arizona college students, including Wildcats, graduate owing student loans once they graduate. Nationally, that figure is just over 70 percent.

In Arizona, a student who takes out student loans ends up owing just over $20,000. Across the nation, students end up owing nearly $30,000 on average.

According to figures we found on the Arizona Regents website, tuition has increased sharply in the past few years. In the 2013-2014 school year, undergraduate students at the U of A are paying just over $10,000. In the 2009-2010 school year, undergraduates students paid just under $7,000.  

The Project on Student Debt map comparing debt across states can be seen here: http://buff.ly/J7sZ0w

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