Regents approve steep tuition hikes at ASU, UA, NAU

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX — The Arizona Board of Regents has approved hefty increases in tuition and fees at the state's three universities for the next school year.

Incoming Arizona State University students will see their tuition and mandatory fees jump by 18.8 percent increase — a hike of $1,288. That will bring the cost for in-state students to $8,128 per year starting this fall. Current ASU students will face increase between of 11.9 percent and 12.7 percent, or $783 to $817 a year, depending on when they started.

The regents, meeting Thursday in Tucson, approved an increase of 20.5 percent for in-state undergraduate students at the University of Arizona — bringing tuition and fees to $8,245 beginning in the fall semester.

Freshman at Northern Arizona University will pay $931 more a year, or an increase of 15.2 percent. Annual tuition and fees for in-state students at the Flagstaff campus now comes to $7,053.