Grad students think the additional tuition is an unnecessary extra cost
For many graduate students possibly facing a tuition increase, that money can make the difference between staying in school and dropping out.
More than 8,000 UA graduate students will either pay an additional $1,250 for in-state tuition or $1,500 for out-of-state tuition, according to the proposal released to the Arizona Board of Regents Monday.
Students working as full-time teaching assistants will receive waivers to cover the extra expenses discussed in President Pete Likins and Provost George Davis' Focused Excellence plan. Research assistants, however, will not receive this benefit immediately, Likins said at a Graduate and Professional Student Council meeting last Tuesday.
For the other 5,550 graduate students who are not currently working as graduate assistants, the tuition increase is an unwanted addition to costs many are already paying without help.