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ASA hosts rally against tuition hike

The Arizona Students’ Association will host a series of rallies against proposed cuts to higher education across the state today.

Under Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive budget proposal, the UA would lose $67 million in state funding next year. Another proposal from the state Senate would raise the UA’s cut to $92 million.

As a result of the expected cuts, UA President Robert Shelton released a tuition proposal that included across-the-board increases to tuition ranging from $600 for non-resident undergraduate students to $1,500 for residents. The proposal also included increases to student fees.

“”I urge all students, current and prospective, to look at the actual cost of a UA education, not just the price,”” Shelton wrote in an email on March 20. “”With this tuition proposal, we will be able to continue our strong financial aid program. The value of a UA degree must be maintained and indeed appreciate with time.””

The rallies predate a tuition videoconference with the Arizona Board of Regents that is planned for March 28.

The UA’s rally will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Alumni Plaza in front of the Administration building. ASA said they expect a large student turnout.

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