Friday, December 31, 2004

Regents could set tuition by major

How stupid is this idea... or is it? Perhaps prospective teachers and nurses could have deeply discounted or even free tuition because of the shortages in those areas? I guess then we would have to charge law students and engineers... and general studies majors double or triple what we charge now. Interesting...
Regents could set tuition by major | The Arizona Daily Star �: Arizona's university students will be paying more in tuition next year, but how much will depend on a variety of factors, including their institution and possibly - for the first time - their major. 'We may consider differential tuition with the colleges within a single university,' said Gary Stuart, Arizona Board of Regents president. He said he did not know whether the regents would ever approve that concept, but this will be the first time it will be discussed and analyzed. After two years of consecutive increases that boosted tuition more than 50 percent at the state's three universities, the regents are considering a variety of ideas to help pay for higher education in one of the nation's fastest-growing states. An idea proposed by Tucson Regent Fred Boice would ensure that tuition increased by a predictable amount over four years for each freshman class. That would help families budget the education costs, he said, and give students an incentive to earn their degree in four years.

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