Administrators have decided to request the biggest tuition increase in UA history.
Late last night President Pete Likins confirmed that he will request a $1,000 tuition increase for in-state undergraduates, a $1,250 increase for out-of-state undergraduates and in-state graduate students, and a $1,500 increase for out-of-state graduate students.
The announcement will come out this morning, with few surprises, Likins said.
Likins has wanted UA's tuition to rise from the lowest in the country to the top of the bottom one-third percentile.
A $1,000 increase will immediately achieve Likins' goal.
Although the Arizona Board of Regents won't officially set tuition until its March 6 ÷ 7 meeting, many regents have already voiced support for a $1,000 increase, provided financial aid is also increased.
As part of Likins' tuition proposal, he said that at least 50 percent of revenue from a tuition increase will go toward financial aid.