Photo courtesy UTEP

UT Board of Regents Approves Tuition, Fee Increase; UTEP’s $197 Adder Starts Fall ’18

The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved tuition and fee increase proposals for all eight UT System academic institutions including The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) on Monday, March 19, 2018.

The approved increases range from one to eight percent. UTEP;s base tuition increase was approved at 5 percent, a $197 increase for fall 2018 and an additional $208 increase in fall 2019 for resident undergraduate students.

“We are pleased the Regents approved this increase so we can continue to provide our students with the best possible education in the region,” said Gary Edens, Ed.D., vice president for student affairs. “This increase will be used to boost course offerings, retain quality faculty, offer additional financial aid resources and further develop our academic programs.”

A particular emphasis will be placed on faculty recruitment and retention, Edens said.

“As UTEP’s enrollment grows, additional courses are needed to meet the demand,” he said. “The tuition increase will offset reductions in state appropriations, but also ensure that we are providing high-quality academic programs.”

The increases approved across the UT System range from $6 to $306 per semester in fall 2018 for in-state undergraduate tuition, depending on the institution, followed by increases of $100 to $300 per semester in the fall of 2019.

Differential designated tuition will be in place for UTEP students in the colleges of Business Administration, Engineering, Health Sciences and the School of Nursing to cover the higher faculty salary and operating costs associated with these academic areas. These colleges are also those whose highly competitive degrees typically command higher starting salaries for graduates.

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