The Arizona Desert Lamp

ASA hard at work

Posted in Campus by Evan Lisull on 29 September 2008

Or not. From an article on the Wildcat‘s front page (which, curiously, was not uploaded to the online version, but can be found here):

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The presidents of Arizona’s three public universities have been given wide latitude to decide how much to raise tuition next year.

The Arizona Board of Regents approved a plan on Thursday capping maximum tuition increases at about 13 percent to 15 percent for University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University.

But they gave leaders at the three campuses discretion on exactly how much to propose to charge next year, setting a range from about $160 to $725 more per year. Presidents will come back to the board by the end of the year with their proposals.

. . .

The plan is a change from past policies, when university presidents, student leaders and other groups would come up with wide-ranging tuition proposals that they brought to the regents for approval.

Current students at NAU and ASU will have only modest increases because of a policy that locks in their payments. The UA did not adopt that plan.

Still, it’s good to know that we got that ASA fee increase approved, so that UA students can engage in meaningless demonstrations in Phoenix make a big difference in their tuition rates.

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