Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

 

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Eller College students who are both pre-professional and in the professional program are responsible for an additional fee to support and expand the Eller experience.

Learn more about these fees and how they benefit students through the Bursar's Office link here:

University Tuition and Fees

 

Academic Year 2019-2020

Tuition, fees and other expenses subject to change.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Resident Tuition: $12,600
Non-resident Tuition: $36,600
Pre-business Fees: $700 or Pre-economics Fees: $700
Professional Program Fees (Upper Division): $1,800

Undergraduate Other Estimated Expenses

Room/Board: $13,050
Books and Supplies: $800
Travel: $1,700
Loan Fees: $100
iCourse Fee: $100
Miscellaneous: $1,800


Pre-Business Professional Development Fee

In Spring 2013, students from the Eller College, in collaboration with College leadership, identified the need to connect Eller students with career-oriented opportunities and education before the onset of the professional phase of the Eller experience.

Pre-Business Fee Overview

An increase to this lower division professional development fee was approved in Spring 2014 to support the growing Professional Development Center services, a sophomore-level business communication course and support for the integration of technology demanded by employers into Eller courses.

The new rate is $350 per semester for students in the Pre-Business phase of their degree. Students professionally admitted to the Eller College are not subject to this fee but are subject to the Differential Tuition Surcharge.

The students’ return on investment for this fee is wide ranging, including, as circumstances dictate, career coaching, professional development courses, interaction with employers and alumni that have expertise in their areas of interest and special programs in preparation for elite careers. Beginning freshman year, students will develop a future vision including knowledge, skills and experiences that are necessary for specific careers. Every subsequent year students will receive follow-up coaching to help them succeed in internships and graduation placement. The Eller lower division communication course will support improved business writing. Software including Excel will be practiced more often within courses to support workforce readiness.

Located in McClelland Hall, the Eller Professional Development Center strives to empower a diverse student population that actively manages career choices in the global marketplace, to develop the best-prepared job seekers and to maximize students' chances for success by providing highly personalized services.

Fee Results

The following are opportunities we are excited to offer as a result of this fee. These opportunities are now in place for pre-business majors:

Through this course, students will:

  1. Understand basic business vocabulary and use that vocabulary in spoken and written form.
  2. Be prepared to enter future business courses with the background needed to be successful.
  3. Understand the basic organization of a corporation, the components of the industrial economy and the high-level functions within a typical business.
  4. Enhance your career readiness and understanding of the potential outcomes of several business careers.
  5. Pick your interest in an area of study.
  6. Understand the risks inherent in various industries.
  7. Understand the business model (revenue process) and key performance measures associated with various industries.

Additionally, as part of the BNAD100, we introduce students to the variety of industries in business through a one-day event, Freshman Career Quest. Through this event, students select from a variety of company sessions they would like to attend to participate in an active learning case study.

Through this course, students will:

  • Understand how your personal characteristics (e.g. values, personality, interests and skills) influence career management through self-assessment and goal setting;
  • Identify appropriate academic majors, training, and/or occupational alternatives in relation to values, personality, interests and skills;
  • Use information resources to explore academic major and career options;
  • Use your communication toolkit and personal brand to position yourself for success in achieving your career goals

Experiential learning is the key to developing professional. As part of BNAD200, students participate in a team-based Sales Communication Case Competition to gain the sales communication skills necessary to success in the professional world.

Career Coaches offer professional development guidance to students by helping students identify and realize career goals through personal consultation. Career Coaches help students in researching career paths and finding internship and full-time opportunities. They identify specific skills required for employment and help students obtain these skills, as well as assist students in the application and interview preparation processes.

Our Career Coaching team has qualified industry coaching expertise in marketing, management, finance, economics, accounting, management information systems, sales, consulting, banking and graduate school planning. Make an appointment with an Eller Career Coach through eSMS, select “Career Advising” under appointment type.

In addition to career coaching, we offer specific industry career training to assist high achieving students with gaining skills and experience necessary to succeed in elite job markets.

  • Wall Street Professional Development Course (spring only)
  • Consulting Professional Development Course (spring only)
  • Spring Break Career Study Tours (in various cities; e.g., San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle)
  • Tucson and Phoenix Employer Treks
  • Women in Capital Markets Day
  • Professional Women in Finance Brunch

Throughout the semester, the Professional Development Center offers a variety of workshops to assist students in their professional development. Workshops focus on topics such as interviews skills and preparation, resume writing, graduate school planning and Excel training. During the Fall and Spring semesters, we also offer walk-ins to assist students with quick resume critiques and career-related questions. These services are especially useful during Professional Admission time to help students through the interview, resume and cover letter portion of the admission process. Be sure to keep a look out on your email for additional information about workshop and walk-in availability.

In an effort to assist students in gaining career-related experiences earlier, the Professional Development Center organizes externships (one day job shadow experiences) with alums across the nation. We offer these externships over winter and summer breaks when students are home and can participate in their home city.

Case competitions are a great way to get real-world experience in the safe setting of the college. The Professional Development Center works with employers to offer case competitions to our students. Typically, students will participate as a group to solve a real-life business problem. Some case competitions are part of your curriculum (e.g., BNAD200 Sales Communication Case Competition), and other are extracurricular (e.g., Edward Jones Portfolio Challenge). It also provides students the opportunity to present to business professionals and network with alumni.

Grants are funded by setting aside 14 percent of the fee each semester. These set-aside funds are to be used to offset the burden of the fee for students with need. The number of students with need often exceeds the funds that have been set aside. Awards are given until funds are exhausted.


Pre-Economics Professional Development Fee

In Spring 2018, the BA Economics major moved to the Eller College of Management, a Pre-Economics was developed and a Pre-Economics Fee was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. 

Pre-Economics Fee Overview

An increase to this lower division professional development fee was approved in Spring 2018 to support the growing Professional Development Center services and support for the integration of technology demanded by employers into Eller courses.

The rate is $350 per semester for students in the Pre-Economics phase of their degree. Students with Advanced Standing to the Eller College are not subject to this fee but are subject to the Differential Tuition Surcharge.

The students’ return on investment for this fee is wide ranging, including, as circumstances dictate, career coaching, interaction with employers and alumni that have expertise in their areas of interest and special programs in preparation for elite careers. Beginning freshman year, students will develop a future vision including knowledge, skills and experiences that are necessary for specific careers. Every subsequent year students will receive follow-up coaching to help them succeed in internships and graduation placement. The Eller lower division communication course will support improved business writing. Software including Excel will be practiced more often within courses to support workforce readiness.

Located in McClelland Hall, the Eller Professional Development Center strives to empower a diverse student population that actively manages career choices in the global marketplace, to develop the best-prepared job seekers and to maximize students' chances for success by providing highly personalized services.

Fee Results

Below are opportunities we are excited to offer as a result of this fee. These opportunities are now in place for Pre-Economics majors:

Career Coaches offer professional development guidance to students by helping students identify and realize career goals through personal consultation. Career Coaches help students in researching career paths and finding internship and full-time opportunities. They identify specific skills required for employment and help students obtain these skills, as well as assist students in the application and interview preparation processes.

Our Career Coaching team has qualified industry coaching expertise in marketing, management, finance, economics, accounting, management information systems, sales, consulting, banking and graduate school planning. Make an appointment with an Eller Career Coach through eSMS, select “Career Advising” under appointment type.

In addition to career coaching, we offer specific industry career training to assist high achieving students with gaining skills and experience necessary to succeed in elite job markets.

  • Wall Street Professional Development Course (spring only)
  • Consulting Professional Development Course (spring only)
  • Spring Break Career Study Tours (in various cities; e.g., San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle)
  • Tucson and Phoenix Employer Treks
  • Women in Capital Markets Day
  • Professional Women in Finance Brunch

Throughout the semester, the Professional Development Center offers a variety of workshops to assist students in their professional development. Workshops focus on topics such as interviews skills and preparation, resume writing, graduate school planning, and excel training. During the Fall and Spring semesters, we also offer walk-ins to assist students with quick resume critiques and career-related questions. These services are especially useful during the Advanced Standing process to help students through the development of the Cover Letter and Resume portion of the selection process. Be sure to keep a look out on your email for additional information about workshop and walk-in availability.

In an effort to assist students in gaining career-related experiences earlier, the Professional Development Center organizes externships (one day job shadow experiences) with alums across the nation. We offer these externships over winter and summer breaks when students are home and can participate in their home city.

Grants are funded by setting aside 14 percent of the fee each semester. These set-aside funds are to be used to offset the burden of the fee for students with need. The number of students with need often exceeds the funds that have been set aside. Awards are given until funds are exhausted.


Differential Tuition Surcharge

Why is there an Eller College and Economics differential tuition?

As far back as 2003, the Eller College, in collaboration with student leadership, developed a proposal to establish an additional fee to support and expand the Eller experience. The funds would be used to attract and retain top-level faculty as well as provide better student services and improved equipment and facilities.

The Arizona Board of Regents approved the request and the Eller student body, as well as students pursuing Economics degrees, began paying the fee along with their tuition.

The current differential tuition is $900 per semester, but fees are subject to annual review by the Arizona Board of Regents and may be subject to change.

How much will I pay?

You will pay 1/12 of the differential tuition per unit up to 12 units per semester. After 12 units the full differential tuition amount has been reached, additional units bear no additional cost. The table below shows the rates:

Differential Tuition Rates

Admitted for Advanced Standing Differential Tuition Amount Per Unit Amount up to 12 Units
Professionally Admitted Students $900/semester $75/unit/semester
Upper Division BA Economics Students $900/semester $75/unit/semester

What about summer and winter session?

During summer and winter sessions students with advanced standing incur a reduced differential tuition of $50/unit.

If I'm not taking any classes in my major, do I still pay the differential tuition?

Yes, you do. The differential tuition is tied to your degree. If you are attempting to get a BSBA or a BA in economics, you will pay differential tuition until you graduate.

What about scholarships?

Until Spring 2013, 17 percent of the differential tuition was set aside each semester to be used to offset the burden of the differential tuition for students with needThis portion was decreased institutionally to 14 percent in 2014.  The number of students with need often exceeds the funds that have been set aside. Awards are given until funds are exhausted.

What else does the differential tuition surcharge fund?

One percent of the differential tuition is put into an endowment. Half of that one percent goes directly to an appropriations fund to benefit Eller students and student groups directly. The interest from the endowment also is paid out to the appropriations fund. The student-run Excellence Fund (Student Appropriations Board) meets to look at proposals from the student body, both groups and individuals and to award funding where appropriate.