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Poma: Utah College Students Have Been Right All Along: We’re Being Ripped Off

The Park Building at the top of President's Circle

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer

July 22, 2020

  College costs a lot – that’s a known fact. At the University of Utah, the average resident student could pay well over $20,000-$30,000 a year for expenses like tuition, housing and, notoriously, miscellaneous fees. While tuition comprises roughly 34% of that cost, mandatory fees make up a gr...

Poma: The Elusive Purpose of the Student Success Fee Leaves Transparency to be Desired

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By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer

April 17, 2020

  Colleges charge a lot of money, and while everyone who attends college knows that, the smaller fees that are added to tuition pile up fast. But not every student understands precisely what their payments fund. Descriptions such as “miscellaneous” and “additional fees” found on the University...

U Students Face Another Proposed Tuition Hike

Students, faculty and administrators gather to discuss recent increases in tuition at the Gould Auditorium on March 13, 2018.

By Katelyn Collett

March 18, 2019

  The University of Utah proposed a plan that would increase tuition by up to 3.9 percent beginning as early as summer term 2019. “When we look at our biggest resource, it is staff," said Cathy Anderson, Chief Financial Officer at the U, to the U's Board of Trustees. The nearly $12 million...

U Tuition Expected to Increase 3.9 Percent Next Year

Photo: Adam Fondren

By Connor Richards

March 22, 2017

Another year, another tuition hike. At a meeting on March 14, the Board of Trustees voted on a 3.9 percent raise in the cost of tuition and student fees for undergraduate students at the University of Utah. That number breaks down to a three percent increase in tuition and a 0.9 percent increase in ...

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