Perry to call for upfront price tags at universities
POSTED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 1:39pm
Austin Texas — Updated, 3:20 pm.: Gov. Rick Perry laid out his higher education initiatives at a press conference in Dallas today. As expected, he emphasized his desire to see universities keep tuition at a set price for a student's first four years of college, as well as calling for institutions to tell students how much their degrees will cost if they graduate in four, five or six years.
"Implementing these measures will meet the growing demand for higher education in a way that provides encouragement for students to complete their degree in a timely fashion and with financial certainty," Perry said.
The governor renewed a challenge he issued in his 2011 State of the State address for universities to design bachelor's degrees that only cost $10,000. Since his initial proposal, nine schools have implemented or announced various approaches to the $10,000 degree.
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