Gov.Perry's proposal will make college tuition afforable
POSTED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 5:41pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:24am
Tyler,TX — Governor, Rick Perry, has a new plan that many students will like. This plan ties into his 2011 proposal having universities create bachelor's degrees for $10,000 or less.
Now...he has a proposed plan for incoming freshman, a four-year tuition freeze.
Which means...incoming freshman will know how much they will be paying each year.
Am easier way to put it, a set tuition fee for four years.
KETK spoke to University of Tyler-Austin spokeswoman, Tara Doolittle, about Perry's plan.
"Graduation rates has been and continues to be of our primary initiatives, President Powers says, a goal of reaching a 70% four-year graduation by 2016," says Doolittle.
According to statistics- University of Texas-Austin graduates more students than an other university in Texas.
Reports say, fewer than a third of Texas college students graduate in four years.
Perry wants to improve that by tying graduation rates to state funding.
Perry's plan is to focus on higher education and his new plan is looked at as an incentive to encourage students to go to college.