Arizona Regents approve university tuition hikes

By BOB CHRISTIE
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Board of Regents has voted to increase tuition for the three state universities and heard details of a plan to charge a discounted rate for certain immigrants who have to pay out-of-state fees.

Regents were scheduled to vote Monday on tuition and fee increases for the 2015-2016 school year.

The proposal to reduce tuition to 150 percent of in-state tuition for young immigrants who are protected from deportation under a federal program will be voted on next month.

The presidents of Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University are proposing fee or tuition increases to make up for millions of dollars in state funding cuts.

University tuition has more than doubled in the past decade. Overall state funding has dropped despite big enrollment increases.

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