ASU’s Havasu campus offering lower tuition for students

Jul 25, 2012, 4:26 PM | Updated: 4:26 pm

With rising tuition costs, universities are inventing ways of making college affordable for students.

Some universities, including the newest Arizona State University campus in Lake Havasu City, are narrowing their offerings at lower costs.

Campus Director David Young said their 2012 school year tuition runs only $6,000, compared to the $9,000 they charge at the main Tempe campus.

“Our faculty, on this site, devote 100 percent of their time to teaching,” he said. “This will not be a research campus. We won’t have graduate programs here either. We’ll have high-demand undergraduate degree programs. That becomes, economically, more efficient.”

Young said the new campus will not offer a lot of options to new students and will have a structured curriculum that will help save costs.

Young said the campus will host up to 80 students this fall, and will offer five degree programs, including communications, psychology and life sciences.

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ASU’s Havasu campus offering lower tuition for students