The Texas A&M System Board of Regents has approved a 1.93 percent increase in the guaranteed tuition and fee plan for in-state undergraduate students who enroll beginning in fall 2015.
“Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Texas A&M University System are committed to keeping education affordable for our students and parents, so this small increase was based on a very conservative inflation factor,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President/CEO of A&M-Corpus Christi. “Having a guaranteed plan ensures that our students and their parents can project their costs more accurately over four years. It’s also a great incentive for our students to finish their degrees on time.”
The guaranteed plan ensures first-time college students will pay the same tuition and fees for 12 consecutive semesters.
Currently enrolled in-state undergraduate students whose plan has not expired by fall 2015 will see no increase. The guaranteed tuition and fee plan was first instituted this fall and current students have a plan guaranteed for one, two, or three years based on their classification as sophomores, juniors, or seniors.
The new rate amounts to an $80 increase from fall 2014 rates for an in-state, undergraduate student taking 15 semester credit hours.
Graduate and non-resident students, although not on a guaranteed plan, will also see an increase in tuition and fees of 1.93 percent.
The Board of Regents on Thursday also gave approval to increase the recreational sports fee, contingent on the outcome of a student referendum vote to be held in mid-February. If approved, the fee would increase from $10 to $18 per student credit hour, with a cap of $175 for fall and spring semesters and a cap of $87.50 for a summer session.
The Island University has received various awards for its affordability and return on investment, including the Top 100 Universities by College Atlas ‘A-List’ and the Affordable and Return on Investment recognitions by Affordable Colleges Online. A&M-Corpus Christi’s tuition and fee rates are consistently below the national average as reported by CollegeMeasures.org.