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Oct. 14 Evening Newscast

The Texas A&M University System has recommended that A&M-Commerce raise tuition by 2.7 percent in 2022-23, a move TAMUS says keeps pace with inflation.

  • Texas A&M University-Commerce hosted a public hearing Oct. 14 on proposed tuition increases for the 2022-2023 school year. About 20 university staff were there, along with a few faculty and students. School officials say the Texas A&M University System office in College Station has suggested that A&M-Commerce raise tuition by 2.7 percent next fall. They say that 2.7 percent is consistent with inflation.
  • The A&M System Board of Regents sets tuition for all degree-granting member institutions in the Texas A&M University System. At today’s forum, A&M-Commerce vice president for finance and administration Tina Livingston told KETR the board is expected to approve final numbers at a regular meeting in mid-November.
  • Students expressed concern over even modest tuition increases happening in the context of the university’s recently having raised student fees. Student fees at A&M-Commerce have more than doubled over the past three years.
  • Homecoming activities at A&M commerce have been underway all week and will continue through Saturday. Friday night will feature a bonfire and fireworks show just south of Whitley Hall, beginning at 9 p.m. The football game against Western New Mexico University kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday.