Home / education / House committee approves minimum tuition bill

House committee approves minimum tuition bill

A state House committee has approved a bill requiring full-time students pay generally $2,000 annually toward their tuition at a state university.

The House Appropriations Committee approved the bill 7-6 on Wednesday. It must pass through another committee before it goes before the full House.

The bill would prohibit students from using university-provided grants, scholarships or tuition benefits to provide the students’ minimum share.

Rep. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills sponsored the bill and says he plans to make further changes.

The bill has exemptions for athletic scholarships and grants awarded solely on academic merit or a competitive program.

The state Auditor General’s Office reports that nearly half of the in-state resident undergraduate students paid no tuition or mandatory fees in the 2009-2010 school year.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

One comment

  1. This bill is outrageous. To help students and build a brighter future, you would lower the already impossible-to-pay tuition, not increase it. Prepare for an outcry of the people.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Check Also

Department of Economic Security director Tim Jeffries stands outside his office, adorned with a "Director J :)" sign. (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)

Ducey suspends firings at Department of Economic Security

Gov. Doug Ducey has suspended the head of the Department of Economic Security's ability to terminate agency employees and installed a personnel monitor in the wake of a large number of dismissals.