Finance (Budget/Tuition)

UNT Cuts Tuition Nearly in Half for Oklahoma Residents

Fri, Feb 6, 2015 - 12:27pm

Leaders at the University of North Texas announced a major cut to tuition costs for students from Oklahoma.

Starting in the fall of this year, Oklahomans pursuing a bachelor's degree at the Denton-based University will pay a cost of $5,602.70 per 15 credit semester; a discount of almost half their normal rate.

Until now, Oklahoma residents have paid the out-of-state tuition rate at UNT which cost students $10,282.70 per semester; compared to the in-state rate of about $4,800 Texas residents pay.


TWU students vote for new union

Thu, Feb 5, 2015 - 12:31pm

Texas Woman’s University is one step closer to adding a new student union, after students voted to finance the project.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 2,043 students voted on the fee increase online. Of the students who voted, 57 percent were in favor of upping the student union fee by $112 a semester to finance the project. This spring, 14,210 students are enrolled at TWU.

“We’re pleased that 14 percent of students voted,” said Monica Mendez-Grant, vice president of student life. “I think it makes a very compelling case for a new union. Having said that, I do think TWU is committed to maintaining the affordability...

TWU proposes tuition and fee hike

Wed, Feb 4, 2015 - 12:15pm

Texas Woman’s University officials want to raise tuition by 7.2 percent, which would cost a full-time student an additional $300 next school year.

Tuition is currently $138.32 per credit hour, and the proposed change would increase it by $10 to $148.32 per credit hour. The average full-time student takes 15 hours a semester.

This would be the highest tuition increase since 2011, when the Board of Regents also approved a $10 increase.

The increase would allow the university to pay for increased costs in maintenance and operations, add four additional faculty members and account for increased costs in contracts...

UNT to offer special tuition rate for Oklahoma residents

Tue, Feb 3, 2015 - 11:48am

Starting in Fall 2015, Oklahoma residents pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas will no longer pay the out-of-state tuition rate.The new Oklahoma Tuition Rate is roughly half the cost of nonresident (out-of-state) tuition at UNT – $5,602.70 for 15 semester credit hours in 2014-15. The nonresident rate, currently paid by Oklahoma residents, is $10,282.70 for 15 semester credit hours. More information can be found at“We’re eager to offer our neighbors to the north the opportunity to receive a quality education at a great value,” said UNT President Neal Smatresk. “UNT is only 37 miles...

Politics, lack of funding hamper Texas universities’ climb to top tier

Wed, Jan 28, 2015 - 11:37am

Texas Tech University has a lot going for it, including an endowment that has grown to more than $500 million, a wide range of graduate programs that collectively award 260 Ph.Ds a year and a leafy campus with red-tile roofs, ornate columns and quiet courtyards inspired by Spanish Renaissance architecture.

The university aspires to become a major national research institution, akin to the University of Texas and Texas A&M University. So do seven other public universities in the state: UT-Dallas, UT-Arlington, UT-El Paso, UT-San Antonio, Texas State University, the University of Houston and the University of North Texas...