The presidents of the state's three universities want students to help cover a financial shortfall due to state budget cuts by paying more in fees.
President Michael Crow of Arizona State University wrote in a letter to the Arizona Board of Regents that students should pay an extra $600 "economic recovery surcharge" per semester, beginning this fall.
So, students should look for the "economic recovery dividend" payment once the state's back on its feet, right? Fat chance.
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See the Board of Regents Web site for the increase in fees to the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. The board will hold a hearing on the proposal at all three universities from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 20.