AUSTIN (AP) — Public universities in Texas would have to offer students fixed four-year tuition prices under a bill that has cleared a key House vote.
Gov. Rick Perry has hammered public universities about making college more affordable. A proposal by Republican state Rep. Dan Branch would offer locked-in tuition plans that prohibit universities from charging a student more in their senior year than what they paid as a freshman.
The University of Texas system already offers fixed tuition at UT-El Paso and requires it at UT-Dallas. The UT System has also now instructed all campuses to offer fixed pricing.
The offer is financially unpopular among some students because they pay more in an average rate in the short-term.
The bill still needs final House approval.
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.