During late-2006, Arizona universities submitted proposed tuition rate increases; ASU Tempe, NAU Flagstaff and UA Main requested increases of 9.3%, 8.4% and 7.7%, respectively. The Arizona Board of Regents said "no" to the requested increases; instead, it allowed all Arizona universities to increase tuitions by 5%.
Tuition is tuition; college students also have to pay "fees." Universities must be given the okay by the Arizona Board of Regents before they modify certain "student fees" and the Board is allowing some "fees" to be increased. The front-page of the 9 March 2007 Arizona Republic had a report titled as follows.Arizona Republic, page A1 (front-page), 9 March 2007 "Regents hikes fees at state's 3 universities" "Total tuition, other costs will increase up to 6.5%"
If additional "fees" (the Republic called them "other costs") are summed with the 5% increased tuition rates, "tuition + fees" component a student's cost of education will increase 6% to 6.5%.
The Republic used ASU for an example. ASU has implemented a new "technology fee" of
$50 per student. The Republic reported that ASU wanted the "technology fee" to be
The following were tuition and "fees" for academic year 2006-2007 at the Tempe and Downtown campuses. If less than seven credits, then resident undergraduate tuition is
$240 per credit; otherwise, tuition is
$23for financial aid trust;
$1for association students of AZ;
$25for student recreation complex. Total cost:
ASU.edu:: Tuition and Fees Schedules
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 09 March 2007