May 22, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry has been a proponent of legislative efforts to require that universities offer a four-year, flat-rate tuition option for students. And with the Senate’s approval Tuesday, such a bill has now passed both chambers, but it includes language that might give the governor pause.
After two systems adopted such policies, Perry issued a statement on May 17 saying, “As families gather around their kitchen tables working to budget and make college a reality, the leadership at Texas Tech University System and University of Houston System have now given them the peace of mind of knowing that tuition will remain the same for four years and at the same time encouraging these students to complete their degrees on time.”