Regents set 2005-06 tuition and fees
The Arizona Board of Regents voted on March 10 for a tuition increase at Northern Arizona University in 2005-06 that also set a lower tuition increase for NAU's statewide programs. The approved tuition rates also include a new information technology fee of $2 per credit hour (maximum 12 hours/semester) for all students and a $15 per semester health care fee for Flagstaff campus students.

The 2005-06 tuition and fee rates are:

$4,393 for resident undergraduates (7.9% increase)
$13,023 for nonresident undergraduates (3.4% increase)
$4,733 for resident graduate students (10.8% increase)
$13,381 for nonresident graduate students (4.6% increase)
$4,231 for resident undergraduates in statewide programs (5.2% increase)
$12,942 for nonresident undergraduates in statewide programs (3.2% increase)
$4,652 for resident graduate students in statewide programs (10.2% increase)
$13,300 for nonresident graduate students in statewide programs (4.4% increase)

"I think the Arizona Board of Regents made a difficult decision, moderating tuition increases and differentiated tuition between the Flagstaff campus and our statewide sites, including Yuma," said NAU President John Haeger.

Details about the tuition and fee increases for NAU and the other two state universities are available at the ABOR web site, www.abor.asu.edu. The board will vote on program and course fees at its April meeting in Tempe.

In addition to setting tuition and fees, the regents also approved adjustments to 2005-06 residence hall rates and meal plan rates to cover increased operational and maintenance costs.

The regents voted to increase single student housing rates at NAU by an average of $114 per year and to raise family apartment rates by $23 per month. Both rate changes represent an average increase of 3.87 percent over 2004-05.

The regents approved an increase for the NAU meal plans of $78 per year, which is a 3 percent increase over the current year. In other action, ABOR approved NAU's project to upgrade its WebCT course management system from Campus Edition to Vista to accommodate growing demand for web courses.