The Arizona Board of Regents has interpreted that to mean that the cost of tuition and fees must be in the lower third of public institutions nationwide, Quizon reported. Other measures include a family's ability to pay.
Bender, an expert in constitutional law, disagrees: "The constitution says 'as nearly as free as possible,' it doesn't say equivalent to what other state universities do. What's possible in Arizona is not equivalent to what the tuition is in California."
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