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ASU Proposes No Tuition Hike For Resident Undergraduates

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The Arizona State University campus.

Arizona State University is proposing no tuition increase for incoming and returning resident undergraduates next year, although non-resident, international and graduate students will see an increase.

At the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, tuition will also be flat for continuing, resident students. Incoming freshman are slated to pay more.

“We’re seeing now that the presidents overall are making every effort possible to keep the tuition prices that we advertise and that students pay are as low as possible,” said Eileen Klein, president of the Arizona Board of Regents.  

She said the proposed flat rate is not a response to a lawsuit over tuition from the state attorney general.

“Our university presidents have to run the universities. And the tuition proposals are based on that and nothing but,” Klein said.

The universities will hold a public hearing on March 27. People can also submit online comments at [email protected], as well as by mail.

The Board of Regents votes on the plans April 5.

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Bret Jaspers was previously the managing editor for news at WSKG in upstate New York. Before that, he was a producer at WYPR in Baltimore and at Wisconsin Public Radio.His stories have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and Here & Now, and also the BBC and Marketplace. Way back when, he started as an intern and fill-in producer at WNYC’s On the Media, and then helped out on The Brian Lehrer Show and Soundcheck.When he's not covering the news, he's probably running, reading, or eating. Jaspers is also a member of Actors' Equity Association, the union for professional stage actors.