Tuition and Fee Increases Approved for Texas Tech University
June 1, 2007
Tuition and fees will go up for Texas Tech University students beginning in fall 2007.
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents today approved a 4.79 percent
increase in the tuition and fees for Texas Tech University students in the fall 2007
Students will see an increase in designated tuition of $8.67 from $85 to $93.67 per
semester credit hour. Currently designated tuition and fees for 15 credit hours is
$3,379.50. Today’s action will increase the total by $162 to $3,541.50.
Regents also approved a separate $25 per credit hour designated tuition increase that
applies only to School of Law students.
Fee increases approved include:
$1 per credit hour increase to the student service fee
$1 per credit hour increase to the student business service fee
$5 flat fee increase to the student recreation fee
2.25 to 2.5 percent per credit hour to the housing and hospitality fee depending on
which housing plan a student selects
The approved tuition increase will allow the university to give faculty and staff
merit pay raises.
"Texas Tech University must grow to meet the increasing demands of the marketplace
we serve," said Kent Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. "In order
to grow we must retain our first-rate faculty, who do research that is affecting change
on a local, regional and global basis. While Texas Tech received great support from
the 80th Texas Legislature, our needs cannot solely be met with their help. The adjustment
in tuition is below or comparable to that of the other flagship universities in the
state and will allow Texas Tech University to continue to prepare students not just
for academic success, but for success in all areas of life."