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Regents approve tuition hike, UA president contract

Posted at 11:11 AM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 23:46:35-04

The Arizona Board of Regents approved a tuition hike at the University of Arizona Friday. They also approved the contract for future president Robert Robbins.

The contract approved Friday will pay Robbins $988,000 per year, more than any other university president in state history.

In addition to his annual $600,000 salary, Robbins' contract includes an annual $70,000 housing allowance and an annual $10,000 car allowance.

He is leaving a job as president and CEO of Texas Medical Center.

UA tuition will rise 1 percent. In-state undergrads will pay $12,228 -- $351 more than their current annual rate of $11,769. New out-of-state students will pay an additional $691, bringing the annual cost to $35,658.