Republican Gov. Rick Perry is again opposing tuition hikes within the University of Texas System as the flagship Austin campus proposes pushing the average semester cost past $5,000.
Public universities in Texas would have to offer students fixed four-year tuition prices under a bill that has cleared a key House vote.
The Texas law allowing some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates, a flashpoint issue that helped doom Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign for president, is set to be tweaked Thursday to remind students they promised to seek legal status.