The Aerie, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1985 Page: 45
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As a result of declines in revenues
from the oil industry, the state of
Texas sought other alternatives for
balancing its budget in 1984. A bill
was proposed to the State Legisla-
ture by House Representative Wil-
helmina Delco that would increase
Texas State college tuition $2 a se-
mester hour each year until it
reached a maximum of $24 a semes-
ter hour in 1994.
Texas residents had been paying
only $4 a semester hour. This price
was set in 1971, and it was one of the
lowest in the nation. Concerning out-
of-state tuition, the fees will be
gradually increased from $40 to
$192 per semester hour.
The bill constituted the first major
tuition increase in nearly 30 years for
Texas' four year colleges. Chancellor
Hurley stated that a tuition increase
would help, but it would not solve all
of North Texas State's budget prob-
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