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Arizona Board of Regents invites students, public to comment on proposed tuition hikes

Posted at 4:31 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 18:56:27-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona Board of Regents is hosting a public hearing on April 2, where they plan to hear comments on the proposed tuition hike from students and the public.

The public hearing will be live streamed on eight different campus' at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University.

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The board will host two live streams in southern Arizona. One will be held at the University of Arizona Tucson campus inside of Old Main at the Silver and Sage room. The second will be held at the University of Arizona Sierra Vista campus inside of the Academic Technology Building, B153.

The hearings come after the board released proposed tuition increases for all three public state universities on March 22.

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At the University of Arizona, the proposed hike for in-state undergraduate students was two percent, an increase that would raise tuition to more than $12,600 a year. For out-of-state undergraduate students the proposed increase was one percent which would raise tuition to nearly $37,000 a year.

The public hearing on April 2 will start at 5 p.m. and go until 7 p.m.

Those who can't physically attend any of the public hearing locations can send comments directly to the board by email at, or by regular mail at 2020 N. Central Ave.

The board is expected to reach a final decision regarding proposed tuition rates on April 11 and will hold a meeting at the University of Arizona, which will be live streamed.