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UT students to pay more in 2020 after 2.5% hike approved in November

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 19:  The University of Texas Tower on the University of Texas campus on September 19, 2009 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 19: The University of Texas Tower on the University of Texas campus on September 19, 2009 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) (2009 Getty Images)

HOUSTON – With the deadline fast approaching for students to pay tuition for the Spring 2020 semester, the University of Texas at Austin students will see a bump in their bills. For the second straight year, the university has increased tuition and students taking classes at the school in 2020 and 2021 will see a 2.6% increase in tuition. This can amount to an average of $290 more each year for undergraduate students at the flagship school.

The cost of attending the premier state university in Texas has gradually increased almost every year for the last decade.

The Texas A&M University System approved a rate increase that mirrors the one passed by the UT System, according to a report by the Texas Tribune.

Here is a look at the upward trend of UT tuition over the last few years for in-state students, compared to the cost of attending Texas A&M in College Station. All figures are according to collegetuitioncompare.com.

History and Comparison (Average In-State/Per Year)

UTTexas A&M
2016-17$8,055$11,036
2017-18$10,398$11,234
2018-19$10,610$11,870
2019-20$11,826$12,174

*Numbers are average costs for in-state students NOT including room and board