TUITION AND FEE REFORMS
Reflecting the Arizona Board of Regents mission and commitment to ensure greater accessibility and affordability for Arizona students, the board continues its reform agenda regarding tuition and fee setting at Arizona’s public universities through reforms to update fee development processes and policies to provide appropriate oversight over fees within the university enterprise.
The board is utilizing a multi-phase process to implement reforms such as: outlining the purpose and expected benefits to students from fees; delineating expenditures from revenue, including any administrative/overhead charges; process followed regarding student input on program fees and differential tuition; and the context for the proposed fee in relation to other fees or charges that may be part of a program or other classes. Future reforms may include providing a clearer definition of allowable fees and charges in board policy and establishing a sunset review of fees.
Tuition and fee reforms reflect and reinforce the board’s continued commitment to keeping an Arizona university education as affordable and accessible as possible – for as many students as possible. These significant reforms will vastly improve transparency, simplicity and predictability within the fee setting process.