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The University of Texas at El Paso invites University community members to offer recommendations to a committee of students, faculty and staff on a potential tuition increase at the Tuition and Fees Forum.
The forum was scheduled after the University of Texas System Board of Regents authorized UT System academic institutions to pursue potential increases in tuition and fees for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years.
UTEP officials want the proposal process to be open and transparent, inclusive and informative, especially for students. They want the tuition and fee information to be accessible and the discussion to explain UTEP’s efforts to keep costs down while meeting its priorities and those of the UT System.
At the forum, Vice President for Student Affairs Gary Edens, Ed.D., will compare UTEP’s tuition and fees with Texas’ other emerging research universities, discuss UTEP’s cost-saving measures, and answer questions that students or others may have.
Proposals are due to the UT System Office of Academic Affairs by Dec. 4, 2017.
“UTEP is proud that we have been able to maintain some of the lowest tuition costs of any national research university, but increases are now needed to retain faculty and ensure the quality of the educational experience,” said Edens. “Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend the forum to hear more about the tuition-setting process and provide feedback on UTEP’s plan for the future.”
People also may share their thoughts, questions and ideas electronically through UTEP’s Tuition and Fees website.
What: Tuition and Fees Forum
When: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Where: UTEP’s Union Building East, University Suite, Room 312