Texas Lawmakers Want Cap On College Tuition - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/11/08

Texas Lawmakers Want Cap On College Tuition

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The price Texas students pay for tuition could soon be capped. At least that's what Texas lawmakers want. Senate Bill 105 was officially filed Tuesday. If passed, it will place a two year moratorium on tuition increases at public universities in Texas.

Since the state legislature approved tuition deregulation, tuition has risen on average 53 percent. Compare that figure to the Consumer Price Nndex of 12 percent.

Besides the moratorium, if passed, the bill would also cap future tuition increases by using the Consumer Price Index and only allow universities to raise student fees if a majority of their students voted in favor of it.

The bill comes up for a vote during the upcoming legislative session.

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