How would a tuition increase affect you?


The Tuition Policy Advisory Committee will hold an open forum from 4 to 5 p.m. today in ACE 2.302 to gather input on its proposed tuition increase.


The committee submitted a proposal to President William Powers Jr. on Monday requesting a tuition increase of 2.6 percent for resident undergraduates and 3.6 percent for nonresident undergraduates and for all graduate students.


Powers will make a tuition recommendation to the Board of Regents by Dec. 15, and today's forum is students’ last opportunity to give the committee and Powers input beforehand. The UT System Board of Regents will review tuition policy in March.


If the Board of Regents approves the committee’s recommendations, resident undergraduates would pay $127 more each semester in 2012-13 and $131 more each semester in 2013-14. Nonresident undergraduates would pay between $560 and $642 more each semester in 2012-13 and between $580 and $665 more each semester in 2013-14.


Attend the open forum this afternoon, and show Powers and the committee how a tuition increase would affect you and your education.


Of course, the forum comes amid a hectic week for most students. @DTeditorial will tweet live from the forum to keep all informed, and read tomorrow’s Daily Texan for more.