Arizona universities weigh 2013 tuition increases
CREATED Mar. 15, 2013
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Board of Regents is debating higher tuition rates for public universities.
The board is expected to release tuition and fee proposals from Arizona's three public university presidents on Friday.
The board will hold a public hearing on the proposals on March 27 via videoconference at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona campuses across the state.
The board is expected to set final tuition and fee rates for the 2013 academic year during an April 4 meeting.
Hearing locations are as follows:
Arizona State University - Tempe
Memorial Union, Alumni Lounge
Arizona State University - West
West FAB S101
Arizona State University - Polytechnic
Poly Peralta 135
Arizona State University - Downtown
Nursing & Health Innovation, Building 2, Room 110
Northern Arizona University / Flagstaff
Extended Campuses/ AZUN Bldg; True Blue Conference Room, Building #16A, Room 201
Northern Arizona University / Yuma
Academic Complex, Room AC 108
The University of Arizona / Tucson
Student Union, Gallagher Theatre
The University of Arizona / Sierra Vista
Academic Technology Building, B153
The proposals will be available Friday, March 15 by 12:30 p.m. on the homepage of the regents' website.
Since 2007, tuition and fees for Arizona's public university students have gone up by up to 96 percent.
Meanwhile, university presidents are also considering tuition breaks for some illegal immigrants under the Obama administration's deferred-deportation program.
Illegal immigrants attending Arizona public universities are charged more than state residents.
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