Perry Urges UT to Consider Alternative to Tuition Hikes

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Update, 6:45 p.m.: 

In light of Gov. Rick Perry’s word of caution about raising tuition, the University of Texas System Board of Regents at a meeting on Wednesday only approved proposed tuition increases for out-of-state and health science campus students. The regents tabled a vote on an increase for in-state undergraduate and graduate students.

The board will revisit the question of changing tuition for in-state students at a meeting scheduled for May 20.

UT System Board Chairman Paul Foster said Perry’s letter, which he sent Wednesday morning, had a big influence on the decision to take more ...

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