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Tuition for new incoming freshman at NAU will be 2.9% higher as the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) has approved tuition hikes for NAU, UA and ASU according to an ABOR press release. This tuition increase is paired with fee increases as well.

“Most continuing Arizona resident undergraduate students on the tuition pledge guarantee program at Northern Arizona University will see zero increase with a 2.9% increase in tuition and mandatory fees for new undergraduate resident students,” as stated in the press release.

According to ABOR executive director John Arnold, ABOR is aiming to lessen future tuition increases.

“Our universities are among the most cost efficient and affordable in the nation,” said Arnold in the press release. “We are committed to ensuring all qualified Arizona students have access to affordable, high-quality degrees at our universities and we will work to continue our multi-year effort to slow tuition increases.”

As for NAU's fees, the Health and Learning Center Fee will go up from $500 to $550 and the Green Fee will bumped up to $30 a semester. A full list of all increases, including program fees and housing and meal plan rate increases can be found on ABOR’s website here.

The 2.9% increase is the lowest tuition increase in the history of the university’s pledge guarantee tuition program according to NAU News.