2020-21 Tuition and Fee Proposals

April 17, 2020


To: Arizona Board of Regents  
From: UA President Robert C. Robbins 
Date: April 13, 2020
Subject: 2020-21 Tuition and Mandatory Fee Proposals

Dear Regents,

Please find the enclosed proposal for the University of Arizona’s tuition and mandatory fees proposal for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Our goals for the current semester have changed dramatically, as have our students’ circumstances. Our new priorities include making sure we make decisions in the best interest of the health and wellbeing of our students, employees and the greater community; and providing support for our students to successfully finish the semester and to stay on track toward the pursuit of their degrees.      

To that end, we asked students not to return to campus, and we swiftly moved all previously in-person classes to remote learning. Our faculty and staff responded valiantly to reconfigure their teaching and lessons and to provide exceptional student resources throughout this term. I am proud of how the entire Wildcat community came together to meet these challenges and continue the work of the University.

In that spirit, the University of Arizona proposes the following changes to tuition and mandatory fees for 2020-2021: 

  • College of Medicine, resident tuition will increase 3.00% at the Tucson and Phoenix campuses for first-year students, second through fourth year resident students at both campuses will see no increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, resident tuition for the inaugural year for this new college will be set at $45,000.
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, non-resident tuition for the inaugural year for this new college will be set at $69,999.
  • Mandatory fees will not increase for the 2020-2021 academic year, with the exception of the Recreation Center Program fee which increases annually based on the Consumer Price Index. Students can opt out of this fee on a semester basis.
  • Additional changes as outlined in the attached spreadsheets.

I look forward to the upcoming opportunities to discuss this proposal with the Regents, and to their continued support as we advance the mission of the University of Arizona and deliver on the promise to serve the diverse population of our state in ways that meet the unique needs of Arizonans. I truly hope we will be able to welcome our students back to campus and classes this fall, but regardless of where our students are, we will continue to provide the very best academic experience possible.