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UT System approves tuition and fees for Fall 2010 and 2011

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – MARCH 3, 2010 – The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved tuition increases for its nine academic and five health institutions on Thursday, March 3 at its meeting in Austin.

Full-time students at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College taking 15 hours of undergraduate courses will see 4.9 percent, or $140, increase in tuition totaling $2,947 for Fall 2010.

Academic costs will rise again by 4.75 percent for Fall 2011 to total $3,087.

With the increases, the University still has the second lowest undergraduate academic costs in the UT System.

The University’s Tuition and Fee Policy Advisory Committee studied four kinds of fees when they first met in November:

• Compulsory: Fees all students pay
• Student Services: Fees that directly involve or benefit students
• Laboratory: Fees to cover the cost of laboratory materials and supplies that students use
• Incidental: Fees assessed for the cost of services and materials

The University held two tuition and fee public hearings in December to gather input from the campus community on proposed increases. 

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