Board votes for tuition hike at U of H

February 16, 2010 4:48:59 PM PST
Students will pay more tuition and dozens of people will lose their jobs so the University of Houston system can trim its budget. U of H regents on Tuesday approved a nearly four percent tuition increase for undergraduate students and approved100 layoffs. The regents also decided to make law school students pay 16.5 percent more for tuition. The university regents said the increases mirror other Texas universities and call U of H one of the cheaper schools.

"We want to make sure the students have a value for their educational experience here at the same time as we are raising tuition, we have also increased our efforts to raise scholarship money," said University Of Houston President Dr. Renu Khator.

A board of regents report estimates the system wide rate increases would generate about $13 million a year in increased revenue.