University of Arkansas approves tuition hike at most schools

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The University of Arkansas’ board of trustees has voted to increase tuition or fees at virtually every campus in the school’s system.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that trustees approved raising tuition and fees Thursday at a rate lower than 3% at four of the five four-year universities.

The decision comes after three other Arkansas public universities boosted tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year. A year earlier, all Arkansas public colleges and universities had frozen tuition prices at Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s request.

The University of Arkansas in Little Rock’s tuition freeze is notable as the school faces a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall in the forthcoming year. The university elected to keep tuition at its existing level, hoping it will boost enrollment and tuition revenue.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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