Tuition and Fee Increases Approved for Texas Tech University

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 semester.

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."