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GALVESTON (AP) — Students attending University of Texas System schools could be paying more for an education.

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The UT System Board of Regents later this month will consider increasing tuition and fees. The proposals call for increases, among various schools, of between 2 and 6.4 percent for resident undergraduate students.

System Chancellor William McRaven on Wednesday updated regents, meeting in Galveston, on the need to retain faculty, improve student success and continue to provide essential services.

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McRaven says it’s difficult to remain competitive without additional revenues.

Most UT System in-state undergraduate students have seen little to no tuition increases since the fall of 2012.

McRaven says students from low-income families will still benefit from grants and institutional support. He says many will continue to pay little to nothing to attend a UT school.

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