Yesterday, the University of Arkansas System announced that five of its member universities will raise tuition for the 2011-12 school year.
The UA System universities that will raise tuition include:
- University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) - $7,130 (+6%)
- University of Arkansas-Fort Smith - $5.267 (+7.1%)
- University of Arkansas-Little Rock - $7,040 (+5.99%)
- University of Arkansas-Monticello - $5,290 (+5.9%)
- University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff - $5,371 (+5.9%)
UA-Fort Smith posted the largest percentage increase, though it barely remained the least expensive university in the system. Fort Smith is also introducing a $20 facilities fee in the fall semester, making it the last university in the system to implement a student fee for maintenance.
The University of Central Arkansas has also announced that it will raise its tuition rate -- the highest in the state -- to $7,182.50, a 4% increase. The Arkansas State University System has not yet set its tuition rates for the coming school year, but the rates are estimated to increase by 3-6%.
Information for this article was taken from an Evie Blad article in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.