Hearings scheduled on proposed tuition hike

Commerce – Officials at Texas A&M University-Commerce have scheduled three public hearings to address a proposed increase in designated tuition for the 2010 academic year.

The three public hearings will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Traditions Room of the Sam Rayburn Student Center; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Traditions Room; and 6:15 p.m. Feb. 11 in Room 211 of the A&M-Commerce Metroplex Center in Mesquite.

The range of increase under consideration and the proposed use of those additional revenues will be presented and explained. The actual increase will be dependent upon legislative funding.

The University will seek authority from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents at its March meeting to increase designated tuition for A&M-Commerce.

A&M-Commerce is not alone in seeking an increase in designated tuition. Most state universities are looking at similar proposals.