Proposed tuition hikes place Arizona universities above national average
At a time when personal income is down and Arizona’s three state universities have previously increased fall 2009 tuition and fees, a proposal is on the table to include a $1,200 surcharge addition to Arizona State University tuition bills this fall. University of Arizona students could pay an extra $1,100. Officials at Northern Arizona University confirmed that the school is seeking a surcharge of $350.
Surcharges? Would those be what are commonly known as increases?
The Arizona Constitution (Article 11, Section 6) stipulates that public higher education be “as nearly free as possible.”
Arizona courts have seen cases filed on the issue of tuition increases.
The presidents of all three state schools, jumping on the political bandwagon, are proposing “economic recovery surcharges” to make up for cuts in their state funding. The proposals could be approved by the Arizona Board of Regents as early as April 30.
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