TAMIU Offers Student Fee Hearing Feb. 25

Final TAMIU Student Fee Hearing
Set Monday, Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m.

Texas A&M International University officials are encouraging students to attend a final student-fee hearing to learn why the University is raising tuition fees for the 2008-09 school year.

The meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center Rotunda.  Previous meetings were held on Feb. 13 and 14. 

Tuition will increase $13 per semester credit hour, beginning September 2008. Of the $13 increase, $10 was previously planned. The total $13 increase per semester credit hour will see a TAMIU undergraduate taking a full 15-hour load pay $2,250 fall 2008.

The additional $333,300 collected from the $3 increase will be directed to the University's reserves.  TAMIU is required by The Texas A&M University System to have two months' operating expenses in reserves, but the University's rapid growth has left it with about 1.8 months of operating expenses.

For additional information, contact the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration at 326.2380.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu