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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2007

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TUITION AND FEE RATES FOR FY08 SET BY UH SYSTEM REGENTS
Board Approves ‘Reasonable’ Increases Pegged to Legislative Funding

HOUSTON, June 19, 2007 – The University of Houston System Board of Regents approved rates for fiscal year 2008 in a special meeting held Tuesday at UH.

There will be a 6.9 percent increase in tuition and fees at UH for a typical resident undergraduate student taking 12 credit hours. That would amount to a $202 increase, to $3,144 per semester compared with $2,942 for fiscal year 2007.

At UH-Clear Lake, there will be a 6.2 percent increase ($128).

At UH-Downtown, the increase will be 9.9 percent ($183).

And at UH-Victoria, there will be a 5.9 percent increase ($114).

These increases are based on a “sliding scale” adopted by the board in April that pegged the rates to the specific amount of funding received from the Texas Legislature. With the legislative session concluded and final appropriation levels determined, the board voted to approve the rates for the UH System within the scale that it had previously announced.

“We’re grateful Gov. Perry and the Legislature increased funding for higher education in Texas,” said Leroy Hermes, Board of Regents chairman. “We are working to ensure that our tuition and fees are as reasonable as possible while continuing to make strides toward achieving flagship status.”

At UH, the rate increase will help fund the hiring of 28 new faculty members and instructional personnel.

More information: http://www.uh.edu/admin/media/nr/2007/04april/040407slidingscale_regents.html

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM

The University of Houston System is the state’s only metropolitan higher education system, encompassing four universities and two multi-institution teaching centers. The universities are the University of Houston, a nationally recognized doctoral degree-granting, comprehensive research university; the University of Houston-Downtown, a four-year undergraduate university beginning limited expansion into graduate programs; and the University of Houston-Clear Lake and the University of Houston-Victoria, both upper division and master’s-level institutions. The centers are the UH System at Sugar Land and the UH System at Cinco Ranch. In addition, the UH System includes KUHF-FM, Houston’s National Public Radio and classical radio station, and KUHT-TV, the nation’s first educational television station.

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