Arizona’s three universities are all seeking an increase for in-state tuition after two straight years of no changes to the cost to attend.
All three public universities are looking to increase rates by between 2.5% and 3.5% for in-state undergraduate students beginning next year.
Last year, the Arizona Students Association launched a ballot initiative called the As Nearly Free as Possible Act, which would mandate the state pay 50% of the real costs of public college.
Cesar Aguilar is the group's executive director. The Show spoke with him to discuss the proposed changes from universities and the status of the initiative which is still collecting signatures.