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tuition deregulation

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 Schwertner, R-Georgetown.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Wentworth likens tuition set-aside to ‘direct theft’

Since deregulation of public university tuition rates, average tuition has increased 72 percent, according to the Coordinating Board. For some students who do not qualify for need-based aid, the realization that they are unknowingly helping to ease...

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

State should cap tuition increases, not freeze them

In his guest commentary, State Rep. PATRICK M. ROSE argues for a measured response on reigning in steadily increasing tuition rates by applying a percentage cap on an institution's combined state appropriations and tuition revenue.