The University of Arizona charges additional fees approved by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) to enhance the students’ learning experiences for specific courses and academic programs. The University Fees website includes links to the ABOR policies and definitions regarding these fees, listings of the fees*, general information, and forms for proposing fees.
*Beginning with the proposals for FY25 ABOR's tuition and fee setting process will be switched to meet annually in November to review tuition and academic fee proposals.
Additional amounts charged to students in all graduate or undergraduate academic programs in a college, school, or division. The college fee is intended to reflect any additional charges for specific programs that have demonstrably higher instructional costs.
Tuition that is higher or lower than the base tuition established for each university campus or location and applies to all graduate or undergraduate academic programs in a college or school.
Additional amounts charged to students in select degree programs within colleges, schools or departments, including honors colleges or programs, that demonstrate one or more of the following: higher costs of delivering instruction; the need for or use of special equipment, technology, or key personnel expenses; market conditions.
Course Fees - To be eliminated by FY25
Additional charges for specific classes or courses that have demonstrably higher costs of delivering instruction overall because of the need for or use of special equipment, supplies, technology, key personnel expenses, field trips or other costs approved by the board.
Fees charged to students for a specific purpose, activity, or service. Mandatory fees can be university wide or differentiated by campus location, delivery-method, enrollment level, or other criteria approved by the board.
Other Academic Fees
Other Academic Fees levied as a result of enrollment are additional charges for special purposes that have demonstrably higher costs, such as administrative, orientations, penalty charges, etc.
User fees levied not as the result of enrollment as a student in the university, in a program of the university, or in a class offered by the university. Examples include parking, entry, extracurricular, graduation, copy and other administrative fees.
The University transitioned to an Activity Informed Budgeting (AIB) model in FY 2023. In the new budget model, the university will be applying what is called a “Revenue Share, to support Strategic Budget Allocations (SBA).” SBA is a pool of funds used to support a variety of institutional needs.