ASU tuition hearings open to public this eveningPosted: Updated:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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