While keeping tuition costs stable for undergraduate students currently on the eight-semester Pledge program, Northern Arizona University is requesting an increase of 5 percent for new resident undergraduate students at its Flagstaff campus, beginning in fall 2013.

“Once again we are able to avoid any tuition increase whatsoever for those students who are in their first four years of the Pledge program,” said NAU President John Haeger.

An overwhelming majority of current students who entered NAU via the Pledge program—which keeps tuition unchanged for eight consecutive semesters—will remain unaffected by the proposed increase.

“With our growing array of choices on the Flagstaff campus, throughout the state and online, NAU continues to offer the education that students want at costs that are extremely competitive,” Haeger said.

The proposal will be the subject of a statewide public forum on March 27, and will be voted on by the Arizona Board of Regents during their meeting on April 4 in Tucson.

Included in the FY14 proposal is a $2 per credit hour increase in the Information Technology mandatory fee for all students, with a cap of 12 credit hours. Total tuition and mandatory fees for an incoming resident undergraduate student would be $9,738.

Incoming undergraduate resident students at NAU-Yuma and NAU-Yavapai, as well as those at Extended Campus sites and in online programs, would see a 3 percent increase. The changes would bring tuition and fees at NAU-Yavapai to $5,097, and to $6,705 at NAU-Yuma, Extended Campuses and online.

For graduate students, the increase is about 5 percent for residents and nonresidents.

NAU also plans to introduce Personalized Learning sometime this spring. The innovative online program will charge a flat fee of $2,500 per six-month period, and students may begin their studies in one of three degree programs at any time.

NAU’s tuition and fee proposal includes:

Flagstaff campus

  • New resident undergraduate students: $9,738 (up $467 or 5 percent)
  • New nonresident undergraduate students: $22,093 (up $467 or 2.2 percent)
  • Non-resident/non-pledge/non-degree: $18,998 (up $197 or 1 percent)
  • Resident graduate students: $8,768 ($390 or 4.7 percent)
  • Nonresident graduate students: $19,862 ($390 or 2 percent)
  • Non-pledge/non-degree: $7,814 ($230 or 3 percent)

NAU-Yuma and Extended Campus sites (including online)

  • Resident undergraduate students: $6,705 (up $197 or 3 percent)
  • Nonresident undergraduate students: $18,387 ($197 or 1.1 percent)
  • Resident graduate students: $8,157 ($390 or 5 percent)
  • Nonresident graduate students: $19,251 ($390 or 2.1 percent)

NAU-Yavapai

  • Resident undergraduate students: $5,097 ($149 or 3 percent)
  • Nonresident undergraduate students: $14,864 ($149 or 1 percent)

Course fees

  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), Geography, Planning & Recreation, PRM310: $900 ($700 increase)
  • SBS, Geography, Planning & Recreation, PRM311: $900 ($715 increase)
  • SBS, Geography, Planning & Recreation, PRM331L: $225 (new fee)
  • SBS, Geography, Planning & Recreation, GSP303: $350 ($250 increase)
  • College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences (CEFNS), Center for Science, Teaching & Learning, TSM595: $175 (new fee)
  • CEFNS, Center for Science, Teaching & Learning, TSM495C: $175 ($90 increase)
  • CEFNS, Mathematics, MAT100: $125 ($25 increase)
  • CEFNS, Mathematics, MAT108: $125 ($25 increase)
  • CEFNS, Mathematics, MAT125: $155 (new fee)

Graduate program fees

  • W.A. Franke College of Business, MBA (limited residency): $8,500 (new program)
  • College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences, MS in Climate Science and Solutions: $1,500 (new program)
  • College of Health and Human Services, MS in Athletic Training: $500 (new program)