(KATV) The UCA Board voted unanimously to increase tuition. Friday, the Student Government Association endorsed the move. Starting next year UCA students will pay 3.9% more in tuition and fees.
There has also been a drop in enrollment. A student taking 15 credit hours will pay about $3,591 a semester, a $76 increase.
With the tuition and fees increase, it represents about 42.28% of the university's budget, that's a change of $137.25 more in charges per semester for the average student.
Following the Legislative Session, UCA did not receive a funding increase and the university currently receives less state funds than the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's definition of average funding per full-time student.
UCA faculty and staff are not getting a pay increase, but President Allen Meadors will get an increased car allowance.
Meadors has been the president at UCA since 2009 and he just received a new five-year rolling contract. His annual salary is $245,140.
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