UT President lays out plan to raise tuition

FILE - University of Texas Tower (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - University of Texas Tower (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas at Austin President, Greg Fenves, has laid out his plan to raise tuition over the next two years.

He wants to raise tuition by 3.1-percent next year and another 3-percent the year after.

The increases would apply to all:

  • In-state students
  • Out-of-state students
  • Graduate students
  • Professional programs

Breaking down the numbers, the raise comes out to a $152 increase per semester for undergraduate students from Texas.

Fenves says this would be the first tuition hike for in-state undergraduate students since 2011. He also claims it will help him increase financial aid.

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