A House Education Committee has approved a bill that would give universities like Texas Tech the power to set their own tuition rates. Right now tuition is set by the legislature, but, this bill would allow state universities to increase undergraduate tuition to a certain level.
The bill just passed through the committee Tuesday and still must be approved by the full House. Texas Tech Student Body President, Jeremy Brown, is against the bill and says he's taking his concerns to the Senate. "The student bodies, we're actually coming together and trying to figure out times we can meet in Austin and really hit our Senators hard, really try to persuade them, say hey don't vote for this."
If passed the bill would go into effect in 2005.