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    “4,100 fill out ASUA tuition survey so far”

    More than 4,000 student surveys about tuition were collected by the Associated Students of the University of Arizona this week and will be presented to the Arizona Board of Regents before they determine tuition later this month.

    The survey, available until Monday on Student Link, asks questions concerning tuition and the allocation of the university’s funds, such as the student’s top three and bottom three university spending priorities.

    These priorities include professor, teacher and resident assistant wages, technology and building enhancements and financial aid remission, along with a space for students to include what they would or would not like to see from an increase in tuition.

    About 4,141 surveys were submitted as of yesterday, compared to 2,046 that were submitted in the survey’s first year in 2004, said ASUA President Erin Hertzog.

    The results will be included in ASUA’s proposal to the board of regents at a public hearing Nov. 20 before the board votes on the proposed tuition increase Nov. 30.

    “”Their commitment to the student voice is strong,”” Hertzog said.

    The vote, which usually takes place in the spring, will be made in the fall for the first time, said board of regents spokeswoman Anne Barton.

    While the board heavily factors in the voice and position of the student body as presented by ASUA, individual testimonials will not be considered after the public hearing, Barton said.

    “”In the past number of years, they have taken the students’ voice very seriously,”” Barton said. “”Each member of the board factors all of the information before the meeting.””

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