UCA Eyes New Science Complex

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Students at the University of Central Arkansas could have a new science building — one without standing water in the basement when it rains — by 2016, if the Board of Trustees decides to move forward.

Trustees reviewed new documents Friday that showcase plans for a state-of-the-art science building worth about $70 million. If nothing changes in UCA’s finances, tuition would have to go up 3.3 percent in fiscal 2015 and another 3.8 percent in fiscal 2016.

A nominal tuition increase is proposed in fiscal 2017.

The total impact is expected to be $434 total per student over a four year perior ending fiscal 2017, said Diane Newton, vice president for finance and administration.

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