FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Northern Arizona University Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Marlow is receiving pushback as he pursues implementing a fee dedicated solely to supporting the athletics department to the tune of $3.1 million annually.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports Marlow and Northern Arizona’s athletic department is looking to charge each full-time student on the Flagstaff Mountain campus a $75 fee per semester.

Marlow and other school officials say the university is the only one in the state and the Big Sky Conference without a dedicated athletics specific fee.

Some students say Northern Arizona’s promise not to raise tuition during a four-year stretch is a bit of false advertising if fees can be added at the discretion of the Arizona Board of Regents, who must give the final blessing to the plan.

Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, http://www.azdailysun.com/

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