Amidst the scandal about their president’s spending habits, Texas State University is increasing tuition by 21.5%.
TSU board raises tuition, fees 21.5%
The increase is expected to bring in $5 million for new faculty hires and other needs
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
Texas Southern University students will pay 21.5 percent more in tuition and fees this fall, the school’s governing board decided Friday amid concerns over a multimillion-dollar budget gap.
The board’s decision will bring the cost for attending TSU to $2,714 a semester for Texas residents taking a full-time load of 15 units, up $480 from this semester.
The tuition hike is the first in two years for the historically black institution, which has tried to hold off increases because of the potential hardship for students, many of whom are working adults or recent high school graduates from low-income families.