BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The regents of The Texas A&M University System approved Wednesday a freeze on tuition and fees for undergraduate Texas residents in the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years, while also authorizing a $4.8 billion capital plan for the next five years.
The System is able to provide the support due to the unprecedented revenue surplus at the state level Texas, and the members of Texas Legislature offered additional funding as part of the State of Texas’ Higher Education Affordability initiative.
“Providing an excellent and affordable education always has been a priority for us, and I am so pleased that our regents and state lawmakers could provide this tuition freeze to our students,” John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, said. “I hope this move can give some reassurance and relief to Texas A&M’s students and their families.”
Also Thursday, the regents approved billions for construction for projects at every System entity. The $4.8 billion system capital plan includes $3.2 billion of previously approved projects that are either in design or construction. The plan also includes $1.6 billion in proposed future projects across the Systems 11 universities and eight state agencies.
Some of the projects include:
- Texas A&M University, Space Collaboration Facility in Houston, $200,000,000
- Texas A&M University at Galveston , Infrastructure and dock improvements, $2,500,000
- Texas A&M Health Science Center , Health Education and Research Building in McAllen, $25,000,000
- Prairie View A&M University, Campus Infrastructure, $13,700,000
- Tarleton State University, Interprofessional Education Building, $76,000,000
- Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Arts and Media Building, $80,900,000
- Texas A&M University – Commerce, Morris Recreation Center Expansion, $17,500,000
- Texas A&M University – Central Texas, Central Operational Reliability and Efficiency Facility, $49,900,000
- Texas A&M University – San Antonio, Public Health and Education Building, $54,900,000
- Texas A&M University – San Antonio, Educare Building, $16,970,000
- Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Vernon Campus Storm Repairs, $15,000,000
- Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Animal Reproductive Biotechnology Center, $13,000,000
- Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Hypersonic Wind Tunnel, $30,000,000
- Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, TEEX RELLIS Training Props, $25,300,000
- System Offices, Quantum & Artificial Intelligence Chip Fabrication Facility, $100,000,000
- Texas A&M-RELLIS, Avenue D South Extension & Utility Upgrades, $13,500,000
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.
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