Monday, March 19, 2018

UT Makes Tuition Hike We Predicted Official

"I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him."
Deuteronomy 18:18

Not surprising, but still:
With few questions, the system’s Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday to up the cost of tuition and fees at each college they oversee by up to 8.5 percent for in-state undergraduates. Most schools will see increases in the 1 percent to 7 percent range – adding hundreds of additional dollars to students’ tuition bills each year.

The hikes range from 0.1 percent for in-state undergraduates at the University of Texas at San Antonio to 8.5 percent for students at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. The new rates will be in place for the fall 2018 semester, with another increase set to take effect the following academic year.

Asked why the Permian Basin campus' requested increases are higher than the other schools', President Sandra Woodley said the institution is "playing catch up" and currently has "really, really low" tuition costs. The raise is needed, she said, to help the campus achieve some "economies of scale."

Texan undergraduates at the system’s flagship UT-Austin campus would face a 2 percent tuition hike next fall under the proposed increase – equaling about $200 extra each year. Out-of-state students would pay about $700 more.
Obviously, this is exactly what we told the Texas Senate would happen if they approved the last round of regent nominees.  Then they approved the afore mentioned regents.  So here we are....

Furthermore, if you're wondering why they're keeping McRaven around until May, this was why.  It allows McRaven to be the fall guy for this tuition hike, while the incoming chancellor gets to blame the old administration next session.  It makes one wonder what other awful acts they have planned during the final 10 weeks of a lame duck chancellor.

That being said, on a certain level you do have to hand it to UT.  Not only did they wait until two weeks after the primary, but they also chose a day where Capitol watchers were preoccupied by the school finance commission, while the city has its hands full with the bombings.  LOL, such a UT thing to do.

Bottom Line: We told the Texas Senate so.  We told the Texas Senate so.  We told the Texas Senate so.

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