Last month, The University of Texas Board of Regents approved tuition increases across the board for undergraduate students, with increases ranging from 1 percent for some students all the way up to almost 9 percent for others.

In-state students at the state’s flagship university, UT-Austin, can expect a tuition increase of $200 a year. The raise is even higher for out of state students.

This latest tuition raise is part of a string of several increases over the course of the past few years. The increase also comes as head of the Board of Regents, William McRaven, is set to retire later this year.

The tuition increase was met with skepticism from many UT students, especially in the wake of Greg Fenves’ recent scandal, in which he was caught buying first class plane tickets against school rules. Many were skeptical of whether or not their voices were actually being heard, considering the university had sent out several surveys and held many town hall events in which students voiced their opposition.

Students are left wondering after yet another tuition raise if the University of Texas’ Board of Regents are actually listening to their voices anymore.

Austin Goss

Austin Goss is the Capitol Correspondent for Empower Texans and Texas Scorecard. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Austin is a Christian, soldier in the United States Army Reserves, and a student at the University of Texas at Austin. Follow Austin on Twitter @AG_Legacy


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