UT regents approve tuition hikes

AUSTIN, TX The UT System Board of Regents on Wednesday approved fee increases for the two-year period starting next fall at the system's nine academic campuses. The hikes will vary from less than 5 percent a year at UT Austin and others to more than 9 percent a year at UT Brownsville and UT Permian Basin.

The board last year adopted an annual increase limit of 4.95 percent or $150, whichever is greater. Six campuses were allowed to exceed that limit by exempting student-approved fees.

The costliest semester within the system will be at UT Dallas, where tuition and fees will total almost $5,000 after increases of 4.95 percent each year. The most inexpensive semester will be $2,761 at UT Pan American with increases of 6.09 percent this year and 5.74 percent in 2009.

At the system's flagship campus, UT Austin, tuition and fees will total $4,266 this fall and $4,477 in 2009 after a 4.95 percent increase each year.

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