Sunday, April 7, 2013
While other law schools are holding the line on tuition, the University of Arizona is taking the next step: cutting tuition. From the Arizona Daily Star (excerpts):
Faced with a 13.5 percent drop in first-year students this school year and a 36 percent decrease in applicants since 2005, the UA's law school is reducing tuition by 11 percent for in-state residents and by 8 percent for nonresidents.
Other UA students will see their tuition increase by 3 percent for the 2013-14 school year under changes approved Thursday by the Arizona Board of Regents.
A UA news release about the reduced tuition for law students made no mention of the dwindling demand for UA law classes.
It said the price cut "is part of the college's larger plan to help students manage law school costs."
The high price of law degrees is one of the factors driving enrollment declines at many law schools nationwide, UA law school spokeswoman Nancy Stanley said in an email interview.
The total annual tuition bill now for UA law students is $27,288 for those who live in-state and $42,298 for nonresidents.