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TWU To Increase Tuition In 2004

8/29/03


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents on Aug. 29 authorized a spring 2004 tuition increase to help offset a reduction in state funding passed during the 2003 regular legislative session, which ended on June 2, 2003. Following the close of session, public hearings on the tuition increase were held on TWU’s Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses during July summer school.

Total undergraduate tuition will increase from $92 per semester credit hour to $107 per semester credit hour. Of that, $46 is mandated by the state and $61 is set by the university. For a student taking 15 credit hours in the spring, tuition will increase by $225.

In fiscal year 2002-2003, TWU had to return $3.2 million to the State of Texas by order of the Legislature. For fiscal year 2003-2004, TWU’s general revenue appropriation was cut by $4.48 million by the Legislature. The tuition increase for fiscal year 2003-2004 will generate approximately $1.45 million, based on enrollment projections. The remainder of the loss will be absorbed through $2.1 million in budget cuts and revenue from other sources.

“In order to meet rising expenses and maintain TWU’s level of excellence, increasing tuition was necessary,” said Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart. “However, the university is mindful of the cost to students and TWU continues to be a value in the Metroplex.”

TWU’s tuition and fees remain below those of other universities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. More than 80 percent of the university’s total student population lives within a 50-mile radius of Denton.

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For Further Information Contact:


Carolyn Barnes or Roy Kron
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: cbarnes@twu.edu