Public to comment on ASU, NAU, UA tuition

Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 19:45:59-04

Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University have released their tuition proposals for the 2016-17 academic year.

NAU is proposing no tuition hikes for 96 percent of continuing undergraduate students on the Flagstaff campus, but a $366 increase for incoming in-state undergrads, $383 for resident graduate students and $732 for non-resident graduate students.

The UofA is proposing a 3.2 percent tuition hike for in-state freshmen and 7.2 percent for non-resident incoming students.

Officials at the Tucson school say 78 percent of returning undergraduate students are in the guaranteed tuition program and won't be affected. 

In Tempe, Arizona State is proposing a $200 tuition hike for resident undergraduates and $1,000 for non-resident undergrads.

The state Board of Regents holds public hearings on the tuition proposals March 29.


Arizona State University

  • $200 increase in tuition for the year for resident students (undergraduate)
  • $1,000 increase in tuition for the year for non-resident students (undergraduate)
  • $1,100 increase in tuition for the year for graduate students
  • Reduce surcharge from $320 to $270 ($50 difference)

Read ASU's complete proposal here.

Northern Arizona University

  • New tuition total for incoming freshmen, graduate and NAU Extended Classrooms programs: $10,764. Tuition and fees guaranteed to remain the same for four years.
  • 300 course fees eliminated
  • Increase to mandatory IT fee (increase of $5 per credit hour)

Read NAU's complete proposal here.

University of Arizona

  • 3.60% ($366) increase in tuition for new resident students (undergraduate)
  • 7.20% ($2,337) increase in tuition for new non-resident students (undergraduate)
  • 2.80% ($355) increase in tuition for new graduate students (resident)
  • 5.80% ($1,765) increase in tuition for new graduate students (non-resident)

Read UA's complete proposal here.


ABOR will host an interactive hearing on March 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. Meeting rooms have been designated at all three universities. Public comment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Arizona State University - Tempe Memorial Union, Turquoise Room 
Arizona State University - West Verde Dining Pavilion Multi Room II 
Arizona State University - Polytechnic Cooley Ballroom B 
Arizona State University - Downtown Student Center at the Post Office, San Carlos Conference Room 135 
Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Extended Campuses-AZUN Building, True Blue Conference Room, Building 16A, Room 201 
Northern Arizona University - Yuma AZ Western College, Academic Complex - AC Room 111 
The University of Arizona - Tucson Student Union, Gallagher Theatre 
The University of Arizona - Sierra Vista Academic Technology Building, B153; Lifesize Room 220