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Perry Calls For 4-Year Tuition Freeze For Freshmen

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Governor Rick Perry has formally pitched a four-year tuition freeze for incoming college freshmen and renewed his call for bachelor’s degrees costing $10,000 or less, including books.

Perry offered his latest input on skyrocketing tuition costs in Texas at a Dallas high school Monday.

Perry also proposed tying 10 percent of an institution’s state funding to the number of graduates. The governor’s office says less than 30 percent of students at four-year schools graduate in four years, with only 58 percent graduating in six

The governor also renewed his call for more transparency so families will know the full cost of a delayed graduation.

The governor’s office says nine institutions have implemented the $10,000 degree, including The University of Texas at Arlington, Tarrant County College System and Mansfield School District.

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