By Kevin Jefferies
Commerce – Tuition rates at A&M-Commerce will be making a modest rise beginning in the Fall. A $4 per semester hour increase to designated tuition will go into effect for the Fall 2005 semester. The increase will mean a $60 increase for full-time undergrads with 15 hours, and a $36 increase for graduate students with 9 hours.
University President Dr. Keith McFarland said even with the tuition increase, A&M-Commerce will remain one of the most affordable public universities in Texas.
Over $760,000 annually will be generated for the University by the rate hike, which will go to support student scholarship programs, faculty and staff merit raises, and help offset rising operating costs.