University of Arizona Proposes Increase in Tuition Fee for New College Students [Video]


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.

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.

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