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Arizona tuition now tops U.S. average

Arizona tuition now tops U.S. average

Sharp tuition increases for new students have pushed the three state universities above the national average for in-state tuition and fees for the first time in at least 25 years, according to a survey being released today.

Arizona, in annual surveys by the non-profit College Board, has traditionally been below the national average for tuition and mandatory fees for public, four-year institutions, sometimes by as much as $1,500. But over the past two years, steep tuition hikes designed to make up for losses in state funding have pushed the state's universities closer to the national mark.

The national average for tuition and fees is $7,605 this school year, an increase of $555, or nearly 8 percent, over last year, according to the College Board's report. When room and board are added in, the average price tag climbs to about $16,000 a year.

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