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Sen. Allen’s proposed university tuition freeze goes down to defeat

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By Jade Yeban | Arizona Capitol Times

After several weeks of fighting for a four-year tuition freeze program for the three state universities, Republican Sen. Sylvia Allen of Snowflake saw her legislation rejected by a 3-4 vote in the Senate Education Committee.

Allen’s SB1061 would have required universities to implement a tuition freeze so students were guaranteed they would pay the same tuition rate each year they attended.

The bill previously required a 2 percent cap on tuition increases, but after much debate and opposition from the Arizona Board of Regents, Allen recently agreed to amend that provision out of the bill, leaving only the tuition freeze program.

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