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UT System approves tuition and fees for Fall 2010 and 2011
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS â€“ MARCH 3, 2010 â€“ 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 Universityâ€™s Tuition and Fee Policy Advisory Committee studied four kinds of fees when they first met in November:
â€¢ Compulsory: Fees all students pay
â€¢ Student Services: Fees that directly involve or benefit students
â€¢ Laboratory: Fees to cover the cost of laboratory materials and supplies that students use
â€¢ 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.