The Tuition Setting Consultation Process
UT System's institutions continue unprecedented efforts to involve students, faculty, and many other constituencies in the development of recommendations for new tuition rates. Tuition-setting plans were developed locally in creative, responsive ways that serve the strategic needs of the state as well as the academic and financial needs of institutions. This process provides for the full involvement and participation of the families and students affected most by these decisions.
Access and Affordability
Our goal is to ensure that no student is denied an opportunity to pursue higher education because of financial need. While the law requires that at least 20% of new tuition revenues be set aside for student financial aid, the UT System is committed to ensuring that additional financial aid will be made available as needed. For more information about tuition and tuition set-asides, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.
The UT System is using tuition flexibility to make much-needed improvements and achieve long-range strategic goals, such as increased enrollment and graduation rates, more efficient use of facilities, and higher quality of academic programs and student services. For example, some campuses may use "flat rate" tuition, and discounted rates at "off-peak" times could encourage more efficient use of buildings.
The deregulation of tuition is linked to performance, so that campuses are held accountable to the Legislature and the public for how well they use their authority and flexibility.