/ Modified may 5, 2015 9:29 a.m.

Tuition for UA Freshmen Will Be $11,403, Up 4.1%

Regents approve rates for state universities; UA out-of-state freshmen will pay $32,630.

University tuition chart spotlight Tuition rates for Arizona's three state universities for 2015-16, set May 4, 2015 by the Board of Regents.
AZ Board of Regents

Tuition for incoming freshmen at the University of Arizona will be $11,403, the Arizona Board of Regents decided Monday.

That is a 4.1 percent increase from the current freshman tuition under the UA's tuition guarantee program. That means the tuition will stay the same for four years.

The UA introduced its guaranteed tuition plan this academic year for all incoming freshmen. Upperclassmen were given the chance to opt in, and about 20 percent of the sophomore class did so.

Students who did not opt in will be given a one-time opportunity to change their minds, and they can opt in at the 2014-2015 tuition rate.

Out-of-state freshmen coming to the UA in the fall will pay $32,630, which is 10.9 percent higher than the current rate.

UA officials said the tuition increase will cover less than half of the nearly $28.3 million the school will lose in state funding next fiscal year.

Information from the Arizona Board of Regents website shows in-state UA tuition was $4,487 in 2005-06, meaning it has risen 154 percent in 10 years. Out-of-state tuition was $13,671 in 2005-06, and next year's rate is 139 percent higher.

In that same 10 years, state funding of the university system has fallen an estimated $500 million.

The regents approved tuition for all three state universities, sticking with the recommendations of each campus president.

Arizona State University President Michael Crowe promised no tuition increase, and the regents backed him, keeping ASU's undergraduate rate at $10,478 for state residents. ASU will impose a one-time fee of $320 on each undergraduate student next school year, the equivalent of a 3.2 percent tuition increase.

At Northern Arizona University, state resident freshmen will pay $10,358, a 3.7 percent increase from this year's rate.

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