Students of Texas State University in San Marcos need to prepare to dig deeper into their pockets this spring: tuition is going up.
Last year, the legislature cut nearly $8 million in funding from the university.
Increasing the tuition is the way the school figured to make it up.
In the spring, each semester credit hour will go up by $10, with another increase of $5 each credit hour later this fall.
" We had to make up that shortfall in one manner or another. Typically, unless you're going to cut back offerings or make serious cuts in your budget, if there's a decrease in one source, you're gonna have to make it up in the other," Bill Nance, director of finance, said.
Nance says the spring and fall increases are the only ones expected for now.