Saturday, Jun 23 2018 | Updated at 01:24 PM EDT

Stay Connected With Us F T R

Apr 13, 2017 01:23 PM EDT

It looks like tuition fees are going up again for the incoming college students in the University of Arizona. The university just announced the 1 percent increase in tuition and other fees after having the proposal approved by the Arizona Board of Regents.

It was only last month when the proposal was a 3.9 percent increase for the academic year 2017-2018, according to Arizona Public Media. The proposal would have increased the tuition and fees from the $11,769 to $12,228, while the new undergrads will experience a 2 percent increase.

However, according to the latest decision voted by Arizona Board of Regents, the existing students will no longer be affected by the said increase, and the incoming students will have a 1 percent increase, SI News reported.

Regents President Eileen Klein said during the meeting that the members of the board have been hearing a lot from the students already some questions about how the revenues are being used and deployed, as these information should be available and visible to the students.

Watch video

The total cost for UA education for incoming in-state undergrads will now be at $12,228 and for the out of state students, it is going to be $35,658. The board's vote is also expected to charge other fees to students which is going to amount to as much as $3.5 million in total. This includes US$425 for recreation, US$535 for information and library, US$150 student services fees and US$100 athletics fee.

Matthew Rein from the Associated Students of University of Arizona called the attention of the regents to reflect and discuss the kind of message this move will be sending to students, considering that they are looking at hiring Robert C. Robbins as the next UA's president with a job package of $988,000 which includes salary and benefits. This is something that many students see as lack of proper prioritizing by the university.

See Now: Facebook will use AI to detect users with suicidal thoughts and prevent suicide

Follows University of Arizona, tuition, increase, new college students, college, college students
© 2017 University Herald, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Must Read

Controlling Robots With Brainwaves And Hand Gestures

Jun 23, 2018 AM EDTWhat if you can control robots with a simple flick of a finger? A team of experts is trying to make that a reality through this latest experiment.

Flavored Electronic Cigarettes Linked To Possible Cardiovascular Disease

Jun 16, 2018 AM EDTScientists from the Boston University School of Medicine looked into the effects of flavored e-cigarettes to the lining of blood vessels. Here are ...

LendingTree Study: Which Places Have the Most Student Debt?

May 31, 2018 AM EDTLendingTree outs its study that identifies places in the United States with the most student debt. Here's the complete list.

Best College Reviews Names 10 Best Master's in Biomedical Engineering Programs Online

May 31, 2018 AM EDTPlanning to pursue a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering? Here are some of the best online programs you need to consider.