Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rick Perry Wins: UT-Austin Freezes Tuition

"How much better to get wisdom than gold!
And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver."
Proverbs 16:16

They must be feeling the heat:
AUSTIN — After Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter to the chairman of the University of Texas System board of regents Wednesday morning urging them to find alternatives to tuition increases, the board put off a decision on in-state tuition at the system's nine academic institutions until Tuesday.


Chairman Paul Foster said Perry influenced the process, adding, “He's the governor of the state. I believe that's his role.”

“We are all very cognizant of, not only his desire, but our own desire to limit tuition increases,” Foster said.


The UT academic institutions had asked for increases of tuition and fees ranging from 2.13 percent to 3 percent for in-state undergraduates taking 15 semester credit hours in fall 2014 if they don't opt for a more costly guaranteed rate, which will be locked in for four years.

Perry's letter urged placing “a far greater emphasis on controlling the spiraling costs of a college education.”
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