University of Arkansas proposes increased utilities fees



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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Students at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville would pay more in facilities fees under a proposal to be presented to the UA Board of Trustees.

The fee helps support campus building projects.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1woNqqU ) the increase would be based on 1 percent of per credit hour tuition and student fees. The fee would rise to $12.74 per credit hour for the 2015-16 academic year from the current $10 per credit hour fee.

With an estimated 3 percent to 5 percent yearly increase in tuition and fees — the fee would be about $24.62 per credit hour by 2020, according to estimates by associate Vice Chancellor Mike Johnson.

In-state tuition for UA undergraduates taking 15 credit hours is currently $3,411.60 per semester and fees are $512.55.

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

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