Tuition Regulation

Tuition at public four-year institutions has in­creased faster than inflation every year since 1980. Over time, these consistent increases have compounded, causing concern among students, families and legislators about college affordability. Tuition, along with general appropriations and financial aid, represent the three primary policy levers legislatures may wish to use to craft a strong higher education finance policy. It is wise to consider the three levers together, since pulling one is likely to cause ripple effects in the other two. This brief is part of a series focusing on appropriations, financial aid and tuition policy. It highlights recent trends in tuition prices, some causes of tuition increases, and policy options states have considered.”


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New York Times – Texas Legislators May Consider Options for Tuition Deregulation

Houston Chronicle – Prospects for return to tuition regulation best since ’03

Houston Chronicle – Tuition on the rise at Texas universities

Texas Tribune – Deregulating Tuition Slowed Increase, Universities Say

Young Conservatives of Texas – The Conservative Case Against Tuition Deregulation

Dallas Morning News – Texas college tuition up 55% since 2003 deregulation, analysis shows

Policy Matters Ohio – Deregulation and higher education

Lubbock Journal – Repeal of tuition deregulation rallies state’s college students

Trib talk – Tuition deregulation is failing Texas students

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