Governor Rick Perry said Tuesday that the University of Texas at Austin’s tuition freeze sent a “good message” about not raising college costs.
Regents for the Texas A&M University and University of Texas systems are poised to raise tuition rates at most of their campuses starting next fall.
The Texas law allowing some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates is set to be tweaked to remind those students of their pledge to seek legal status.
Tuition could be going up at the University of Texas at Austin. A tuition advisory panel has recommended raising in-state student tuition by 2.6 percent for each of the next two years.
Universities are now required to offer additional tools to help students and their families estimate the cost associated with an education.
Some Texas college students could find themselves looking for new ways to pay for their education. According to education officials, the state has less money to use for financial aid.
The federal agency released its College Affordability and Transparency lists on Thursday. The online lists track tuition costs among the top and bottom 5 percent of four-year and two-year schools.
The chairman of the University of Texas System regents has suggested increasing undergraduate enrollment and cutting tuition.
University of North Texas regents approved a 2.8 percent increase in tuition and fees, expected to generate $6.3 million.