Monday, February 8, 2016
U.T Politburo attempts to downplay magnitude of the TUITION HIKE
“So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
The U.T. Board of Regents meets this week in Galveston. The tuition hike will be one of the items discussed. First things first, it's notable they didn't even have the guts to bring this up at a regular board meeting in Austin.
But, perusing the agenda book for the meeting (starting on page 275), we noticed something interesting. Instead of talking about the price increase PER SEMESTER, U.T. decided to present them per WEEK. In other words, by dividing the proposed hike by 15 weeks per semester, the system is able to downplay the full magnitude of the hike.
To calculate the full magnitude of the hike, multiply the weekly figure supplied here by 20.
U.T. San Antonio:
U.T. Permian Basin:
But, lest you think they were going about this willy-nilly, you'll be thankful to learn about the exacting standards U.T. applied to these tuition hikes: