Differential Tuition

“Differential Tuition” means 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.

The University is transitioning 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.


Information for Differential Tuition Requests

There is currently a moratorium on new academic fees or changes to existing academic fees during the current cycle for introduction in AY23‐24. The information below is null.

Pending approval of the Arizona Board of Regents and  University of Arizona preliminary review, requests for new Differential Tuition or changes to existing Differential Tuition need to be submitted to us no later than December 1, 2022, for consideration. Fees approved at the next spring meeting will take effect in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024. Any term before the previously mentioned are no longer available for fee implementation.

ABOR meets in April of each year to approve tuition and fees for the next academic year.

NEW - Fee Extension is a request for extending an existing ABOR approved fee to other student populations for the same purpose, same fee amount or less. For instance, extending main campus program fees to Online, Distance & Continuing Education (ODCE).

PFDT Process Diagram

2023-2024 Differential Tuition Proposal Forms

The ABOR form needs to be completed and attached to the UAccess request. If you submit the online form without this attachment, you must email a completed copy to the University Fees Manager.

Path to UAccess request: UAccess Student> Navigator> Student Financials> Tuition and Fees> UA University Fees> UA Prgm and Diff Tuit Req.

UAccess PFDT Request

ABOR Form for NEW Differential Tuition Request

ABOR Form for CHANGE to Existing Differential Tuition Request