• November 30, 2021
 Tuition hikes looming, UTEP to host Tuition and Fees Forums

Tuition hikes looming, UTEP to host Tuition and Fees Forums

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has authorized UT System academic institutions to pursue potential increases in tuition and fees for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.

The University of Texas at El Paso is inviting University community members to offer recommendations to a committee of students, faculty and staff on a potential tuition increase.

The committee will look at the needs of the University and determine where additional funds should be invested. Tuition recommendations may include an increase of 2 percent per year to account for escalation of costs on campuses for salaries, technology, infrastructure and other expenses, as well as reasonable additional increases that would address student success and other needs of greatest institutional priority.

Proposals are due to the UT System Office of Academic Affairs by Dec. 7, 2015.

“UTEP remains committed to its access and excellence mission,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Gary Edens, Ed.D. “It is critically important, however, that we stay competitive with other institutions in Texas and around the country while still serving the students of the Paso del Norte region.”

The University will offer live chats on utep.edu for those who will not be able to attend an open forum in person.

“We’ve learned from past experience that many more students want to participate online than can attend an in-person, on-campus forum,” Edens said. “It is our hope that students take advantage of the chat forums to provide their feedback, recommendations and thoughts.”

The dates of the open forums are:

Nov. 11 Union Building East, Room 312 @ 3 p.m.

Nov. 12 www.utep.edu @ 10:30 a.m.

Nov. 17 www.utep.edu @ 9:30 a.m.

Author: UTEP Athletics

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