Tuition public hearings begin Tuesday

Commerce – The first of three public hearings at Texas A&M University-Commerce regarding a proposed designated tuition increase for the 2010 academic year begins Tuesday.

Tuesday's hearing takes place at 9 a.m. in the Traditions Room of the Sam Rayburn Student Center. Wednesday, a hearing will again be held in the Traditions Room at 2 p.m.; and at 6:15 p.m. 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. Joining us later this morning in studio will be Dean of the College of Business and Technology, Dr. Hal Langford, to talk about this week's public hearings and proposed tuition increase. We'll be speaking with Dr. Langford just after 8:00 a.m.