University of Texas Regents meet on potential tuition freeze

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 10:46am

The rising cost of education could cost many students more than just money, it could cost them their entire education especially for financially strapped families.

However, Texas Governor, Rick Perry is pushing University of Texas Regents for change and a potential tuition freeze. Regents met on Wednesday and Thursday.

Currently only UTEP and UT Dallas give freshmen the option of paying a fixed tuition for the entire time of the college career, if they choose the fixed tuition as an incoming freshmen. It hasn't been a popular option because the fixed tuition is currently about $400 more per year.

Governor Perry has been pushing for this kind of change to increase retention and graduation rates within the state. Currently, less than 30-percent of students graduate within four years at these kinds of universities.

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