Posted: 5/31/22

No Tuition Increase for TAMIU, All 11 Universities in Texas A&M System


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BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, TX — The Texas A&M University System’s Board of Regents will not increase tuition for Fall 2022, Chairman of the Board Tim Leach said today.

“The Board is very focused on making a college education affordable for all Texans and pledges to make accessibility and fairness our highest priority,” Chairman Leach said.

The decision impacts all 11 universities in the Texas A&M System, including Texas A&M International University (TAMIU.)

“We recognize there is inflation for running universities, but there is inflation on families and students as well,” said Chancellor John Sharp. “We’ve decided to manage our costs rather than raise tuition.”

Chancellor Sharp credited the A&M System’s ability to manage its costs to the state’s elected officials who appropriated more money for higher education last year as well as the A&M System’s conservative fiscal management.

TAMIU president Dr. Pablo Arenaz concurred with Chancellor Sharp, and affirmed TAMIU’s commitment to the students it serves.

“These are troubling times for all families.  The nation is moving towards Pandemic recovery, but the additional impact of inflation is troubling for all.  TAMIU’s founding mission provides our motivating anchor: we are here to bring higher education to underserved and economically-challenged communities.  We will continue to provide the accessibility, affordability, and excellence that our students and their families deserve.  The Chancellor is right, we will manage our costs, and make sure that our mission is delivered, and continues to change lives daily,” Dr. Arenaz said.

He noted that TAMIU’s Summer and Fall registration is already underway and the University’s and System’s commitment to no tuition increases helps parents plan their student’s path forward.

“I believe this will help parents realize our commitment, and the educational excellence that’s offered here at TAMIU,” Arenaz concluded.

The Consumer Price Index peaked at 8.5 percent for the year ending in March 2022, the largest 12-month advance since December 1981, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Annual inflation rate slowed to 8.3 percent in April, but some economic sectors continued to see higher increases than the overall inflation rate. In April, energy prices were up 30.3%, food at 9.4%, new vehicles at 13.2% and shelter at 5.1%.

About The Texas A&M University System

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $7.2 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, a comprehensive health science center, eight state agencies, and the RELLIS Campus, the Texas A&M System educates more than 152,000 students and makes more than 24 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceed $1 billion and help drive the state’s economy.