Program Fees

“Program Fees” means 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.

The University will assess administrative service charge to recover overhead costs incurred by the University. The revenues generated from the Administrative Service Charge (ASC) are used specifically to support overhead costs and administrative services that benefit the entire University, but are not easily assignable to any one unit. Examples include utilities, payroll processing, human resources, information technology, budgeting and procurement.

For more information on Fees, Proposal, and Setting policies visit the ABOR Policies section of this website.

Information for Program Fee Requests

Pending approval of the Arizona Board of Regents and  University of Arizona preliminary review, requests for new Program Fees or changes to existing Program Fees 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 Program Fee 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 Program Fee Requests

ABOR Form for CHANGE to Existing Program Fee Requests

New Academic Programs Requiring a Program Fee

Units that would like to establish a new academic major with a program fee also need to complete and submit the ABOR forms listed above. This additional form is to be submitted in addition to the New Program Forms.  More information about proposing a new program can be found in the Curricular Affairs section of this website.