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Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Above average tuition increases at Texas State since 2003 deregulation bill

Texas State University, along with the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, have seen an above-average increase in tuition since 2003, according to a report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Commentary: Why Texas universities scored big during this legislative session

Texas State University Chancellor BRIAN McCALL writes that lawmakers made a firm commitment to higher education at a time when other states are struggling to keep their colleges and universities open, accessible and affordable.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Campus facilities bill includes $111.6M for Texas State

The campus construction bill tentatively approved Wednesday by the Texas House includes about $256 million for facilities at the Texas State University System institutions, more than 44 percent of which would be designated for Texas State in...

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Bill repealing in-state tuition for undocumented heads to Senate

A Senate committee has passed state Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal in-state college tuition for undocumented students on to the full chamber with a party-line vote.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Campbell’s bill to end in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants wins subcommittee approval

After a marathon hearing that stretched well into Tuesday morning, a Senate subcommittee approved Sen. Donna Campbell's bill to repeal Texas law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at colleges and universities.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Dream Act supporters rally against efforts to repeal

During a rally at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, supporters of the Texas Dream Act said they were ready to challenge any efforts this legislative session to repeal the 2001 law.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Senator’s bill would tie tuition, fee increases to inflation

Tuition and fees at the state's public colleges and universities would be capped at their current levels and only be permitted to grow at the rate of inflation under a bill filed Tuesday by state Sen. Charles...

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Q&A: Brian McCall on the trials, achievements of Texas State

IN BOBCAT MAGAZINE | The chancellor of the Texas State University System on the system’s ongoing struggles in the shadow of UT and A&M — and progress during the first four years of his administration

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Updated: Perry’s pen holds only chance to revive ‘critical’ campus construction

Officials at Texas State, and at universities across the state, are hoping a flick of Gov. Rick Perry’s pen will resurrect a package of campus construction bonds that died late Sunday night during the final, chaotic hours...

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Birdwell ‘disappointed’ with stalled campus carry bill

State Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, is "frustrated and disappointed" by the seemingly insurmountable obstacles to passing a bill permitting the concealed carry of firearms in buildings on university and college campuses.

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