UA System Board Approves Tuition, Fee Increase for Campuses

by Lee Hogan  on Thursday, May. 22, 2014 10:23 am  

With the approved increases at all University of Arkansas campuses, four of five largest universities in the state have now increased tuition and fees for the 2014-15 academic year. The University of Arkansas campuses at Fayetteville and Little Rock follow decisions made last week by boards at Arkansas Tech University and Arkansas State University.

Increases at Arkansas Tech mean undergraduates will pay $10 more per credit hour, and will pay $1 more per credit hour for a health and wellness fee. In all, students enrolled in 30 hours will see an increase to $7,248 in the next academic year, compared to $6,918 this year.

Still, rates for the 2014-15 year at Arkansas Tech are lower than the rates for the current academic year at the state's other four major universities.

At Arkansas State University, tuition and fees will increase by 2.8 percent at the Jonesboro and Mountain Home campuses, 4.8 percent at the Beebe campus and 5 percent at the Newport campus. Overall, the average additional cost to a full-time student will be $105 per semester. 

Included in the increase is a $2 academic excellence fee to help fund a 2 percent merit salary increase for staff.

The University of Central Arkansas is the only of the state's five largest universities to not decide on tuition and fee rates for the upcoming academic year. The next scheduled board meeting for UCA is May 30.



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