Arizona Appeals Court Rejects AG's Tuition Lawsuit

Aug 20, 2019

An Arizona appeals court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleging tuition is too high at the state's three public universities.

The Arizona Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld a 2018 decision by the Maricopa County Superior Court. The ruling found Brnovich did not have standing to sue the Arizona Board of Regents, which oversees the three universities and approves tuition.

Brnovich says current tuition rates violate the Arizona constitution's guarantee of a college education that's "as nearly free as possible."

The Board of Regents Arizona's universities have had to struggle with declining state support.