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    University to add tuition surcharge

    A proposal that would add a $1,000 “”economic recovery surcharge”” to student’s tuition was considered at Today’s meeting of the Arizona Board of Regent’s Tuition Task force.

    The fee, which was proposed in a memo from UA President Robert Shelton to the board, is being looked at as a more permanent and effective way to replace the $77 million permanent cut to the university’s state appropriations.

    While the university still plans to receive part of the $832 million federal stimulus money dedicated toward the state’s education system, these funds are being viewed as a short-term fix that will not help to balance the budget in coming years.

    Shelton also said, in the memo, it would not be out of the question to assume that there could be another 10 percent cut to the university’s state funding in fiscal year 2010, which begins July 1.

    The presidents of Arizona’s three major universities will announce their final tuition plans tomorrow.

    Read the full story in tomorrows Daily Wildcat.

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