ASU tuition hearings open to public this evening

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TEMPE, Ariz. --  Arizona State University has submitted its tuition proposal to the Arizona Board of Regents. Tuition hearings are scheduled to take place Monday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., at four Valley locations:

• Tempe campus, Old Main, Carson Ballroom
 
• Polytechnic campus, Cooley, Ballroom B
 
• West campus, La Sala, Ballroom C
 
• Downtown Phoenix campus, NHI2, room 110
 

Since 2002, ASU's enrollment has grown by 34 percent, but since 2008 state support has been cut by $180 million. This year the university stands to lose $78 million. The plan is to raise tuition to compensate for 40 percent of those cuts. The other $47 million will be made up through spending reductions/cuts. 

At ASU, this year's freshmen paid nearly $7,800. They'll pay an additional $1,240 under the proposed plan. At Northern Arizona University, next year's freshmen will pay $8,009, up $1,045.  At the U of A, students will pay $9,100 -- a $1,500 jump.

Those who cannot attend the hearing can send their comments via e-mail to Peggy Martin, Arizona Board of Regents, at (peggy.martin@azregents.edu) All comments received prior to April 5 will be shared with the regents in advance of the April 7 ABOR meeting.
 
To review proposed tuition rates and specific differential tuition for school, program and course fee increases, visit www.asu.edu/yourtuition. And for more inforamtion on the university sytem as a whole and to watch the hearings live, visit azregents.asu.edu