UA Board of Regents approves tuition, fees hike - Tucson News Now

UA Board of Regents approves tuition, fees hike

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

You'll soon have to fork over more cash to attend the University of Arizona.

The state's Board of Regents approved an increase in tuition and fees on Thursday, April 6.

The majority of students, around 93 percent, are locked into their tuition.

But for the ones who didn't opt to be a part of that program and for new students in the fall, they’re looking at an increase of 1 percent.

Tuition at the UA will be $12,228 for undergrads and $35,658 for out-of-state residents.

Some of the fee increases include:

  • Information Technology/Libraries, an increase of $55. The school said the money will be used "for wireless connectivity upgrades, and digital tools and software for students."
  • Health and Recreation, an increase of $125. The increase will be used to "expanded campus health services and recreational center facilities and programming."
  • Student Services, an $70 increase. The funds will be used "for additional retention, graduation and career initiatives."
  • Student housing will increase by about $190 a year.
  • A new fee to support athletics programs, facilities and improvement -- $100 for incoming undergraduates, $50 for incoming graduate students.

The University of Arizona estimates it will gain an additional $161.4 million with these increases.

More information on tuition increase is available HERE.

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