University Fees Types

The University of Arizona charges additional academic fees approved by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) to offer high-quality learning experiences. The University Fees website includes links to the ABOR policies and definitions regarding these fees, approved fee listings, general information, and forms for proposing fees. Beginning with FY25, ABOR's tuition and fee setting process will be switched to meet annually in November to review tuition and academic fee proposals.  Beginning with FY25, the undergraduate fee model will shift to a College Fee tier model. * See the College Fee section of this website for more information.

*The Honors College program fee is the only undergraduate program fee and is applied in addition to undergraduate college fees.

Academic Fees

Consists of Mandatory, College, Program, and other fees levied due to enrollment as a student in the University.

College Fee

Additional amounts are charged to students in all graduate or undergraduate academic programs in a college, school, or division. The college fee will reflect additional charges for specific programs with demonstrably higher instructional costs.

Differential Tuition

Tuition that is higher or lower than the Published Tuition established for each university campus or location and applies to all graduate or undergraduate academic programs in a college or school.

Program Fees

Additional amounts are charged to students in select singular degree programs within colleges, schools, or departments, including honors colleges or programs that do not fit into the tiered college fee structure. Only graduate programs can request a program fee.

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.

Mandatory Fees

Fees that are 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 board-approved criteria. The board must approve all Mandatory Fees. 


Other Academic Fees

These are fees levied by the university due to enrollment, which are additional charges for particular purposes with demonstrably higher costs, such as administrative fees, orientations, penalty charges, etc.

Non-Academic Fees

These are fees levied by the university that are not related to enrollment in a program. Examples include but are not limited to parking, deposits, graduation, tests, 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.

For additional budget information visit the Activity Informed Budgeting page, and the Quick Reference Document for SBA allocation details on the Model Resources page.

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