- Associated Press - Saturday, May 17, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Trustees for the Arkansas State University System have approved increases in tuition for all four of the system’s institutions.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1oBqR36) that tuition and mandatory fees at ASU-Jonesboro, the state’s second largest four-year university, will rise 2.8 percent for in-state students taking 30 credit hours, from $7,510 to $7,720 in the 2014-15 school year.

Included in the increase will be a $2 rise in the mandatory “academic excellence” fee, which will now be $6 per credit hour, to help fund a 2 percent merit salary increase for faculty members. The average additional cost to full-time students will be $105 per semester.

ASU System President Charles Welch says the increases were due to rising operating costs and flat state funding. School officials also cited rising health care costs.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com



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