ABOR approves UA tuition increase - Tucson News Now

ABOR approves UA tuition increase, 4-year plan

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Getting a degree from one of Arizona's state-run universities just got more expensive.

The Arizona Board of Regents approved tuition and fee increases today during its meeting at the University of Arizona.

The UA is getting a 5.4 percent bump for resident undergraduates and 8.7 more from out-of-staters.

Up the road in Tempe, tuition and fees at ASU are also going up: 1.5 increase for in-state undergraduates and 3.6 for non-residents.

NAU will see a five percent increase from new in-state students and about two percent more from non-residents.

Continuing students on NAU's "Pledge Plan" will see no increase.

UA President Ann Weaver Hart said the increase is because of lack of additional support from the state to cover mandatory cost increases, like operation and maintenance of buildings, employees and student health benefits and faculty staff recruitment and retention. 

Those already enrolled can opt for the Guaranteed Tuition Plan, also approved by ABOR today, and will not have to pay the increase next year. The plan is a four-year locked in rate with no tuition increases.

Until this year, tuition at the UA has increased an average of 10 to 15 percent every year since 2008.

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