Voting Underway for Proposed Tuition / Fee Increases
Posted: 2/28/12

Voting Underway for
Proposed Tuition/Fee

Online voting is underway for proposed Tuition/Fee Increases and a referendum that would create a computer lounge addition to the Texas A&M International University Student Center. Voting by currently enrolled students continues through Thursday, March 1.

The proposed increases are for the 2013-2014 school year.

In addition to tuition and fee increases, the Student Center fee would increase by $3 per semester credit hour and fund construction of a two-story addition connecting north and south sides of the Student Center across the east end patio.

Specifically, the Student Center addition’s second floor would house a large, open computer lounge for students. The first floor would add seating to Dusty’s Diner and move Dusty’s Den, a game room, downstairs with a separate entrance and restrooms.

The existing patio would be enclosed on four sides, but remain open from above, allowing for shaded outdoor events. The Student Center was constructed in 2002 when the University’s student population numbered about 3,300. A renovation in 2011 expanded dining space to accommodate the University’s mushrooming enrollment, which exceeded 7,000 students last fall.

Three hearings to discuss the proposed changes were held.

Currently enrolled students can go to http://onecard.tamiu.edu/ and click on “vote.”

All fees are subject to the approval of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

For additional information, contact TAMIU’s Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

University information is also available at tamiu.edu and on its social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

A free download of the TAMIU smartphone and tablet app is also available at tamiu.edu

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