UCA Eyes Tuition Increase

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Students seeking a college degree will face paying a few more dollars to graduate at one local university. Administrators at the University of Central Arkansas say they are seeing the need to bump up tuition costs again.

President Tom Courtway says the school is trying to keep increases as low as possible, but with operating funds staying flat from the state, the money to make up for it has to come from somewhere.

That somewhere is going to be from student's pocketbooks, with a 3.59 percent increase in tuition and fees for undergrads.

That translates into roughly $10 per credit hour and $200 additional for undergrads each semester based on a 15-hour schedule.

Last year, the college raised tuition and fees by 2 percent, and Courtway says the high cost of a higher education isn't something administrators like to see.

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