Presentation on theme: "A Discussion Sponsored by the Cost of Education Committee November 2009 Forum on Tuition and Fees FY 2011 and FY 2012."— Presentation transcript:
A Discussion Sponsored by the Cost of Education Committee November 2009 Forum on Tuition and Fees FY 2011 and FY 2012
Agenda Role of the Cost of Education Committee Tuition and Fee Rate Setting Process Trends & Issues in Higher Education Funding UTPA Funding & Budget Expenses Fee Recommendations Designated Tuition Recommendation Impact on Student Costs Financial Assistance For Students
Cost of Education Committee Purpose of the committee: To review tuition and fee proposals and make recommendations to the President. Composition of the committee: 9 Students (voting) including SGA president (co-chair) (Includes one student from each of the 6 colleges, plus an international student and a graduate student.) 2 Faculty and 6 Staff Members (voting) 1 Parent (voting) 5 Staff (non-voting)
Cost of Education Committee (cont.) Responsibilities of the committee: To discuss budget issues related to tuition and fees To host campus forums on the tuition and fee proposals and the draft recommendations To engage requestors, students, alumni, parents, and the greater community in a transparent process To provide a written report on the committee’s recommendations to the president
Tuition & Fee Request The Committee is proposing designated tuition and fee rates for FY 2011 & FY The following items have been reviewed in this major cycle: Mandatory Fees (charged to all students) Course and Program Fees Other Incidental Fees (e.g. parking permits) Housing and Board Rates Designated Tuition
Tuition and Fee Process
Tuition and Fee Process (cont.)
Higher Education Funding - Background State appropriations are not keeping pace with needs. FY 2010 Formula (GR) General Revenue = 16.2% of the UTPA budget. This percentage has steadily declined since FY Since FY 2001, Formula Funding per FTSE (Full-Time Student Equivalent) has dropped by 19.5% after adjusting for inflation. Nationwide trend toward viewing higher education as a private good instead of a public good. Unlike community colleges UTPA does not receive property tax revenues.
UTPA Budget vs. NOTE: General revenue shown is appropriations by the state for basic operations. Not included are funds the institution receives, from the state, for special line items, bond payments & other transfers such as Texas Grant. State General Revenue Received for Core Operations (Formula Revenue)
Funding Sources of FY 2010 Operating Budget FY 2010 Operating Budget*: $283,615,685 *Before adjustments for tuition discounting, capital outlay, debt principal transfers and depreciation expense. Tuition & Fees…$92.3M Appropriated General Revenue (GR)…$78.4M HEAF…$13.2M Other E&G (State funds including TEXAS Grants-$19.9M)…$23.4M Other Funds (mostly Auxiliaries and Sponsored Projects including Federal Pell Grant-$38.5M)…$76.3M
Where Does UTPA Spend Its Operating Funds? 2010 Operating Budget (Total = $283.6M*) Instruction$88.6M31.2% Academic Support$16.3M5.7% Research$5.8M2.0% Public Service$7.9M2.8% Institutional Support$20.9M7.4% Student Services$14.8M5.3% Oper & Maint of Plant$20.0M7.1% Scholarships & Fellowships$73.0M25.7% Auxiliary Enterprises$15.1M5.3% Debt Service$12.4M4.4% Capital Outlay$8.8M3.1% *Before adjustments for tuition discounting, capital outlay, debt principal transfers and depreciation expense.
Your Feedback is Important! Changes being discussed today are the preliminary recommendations of the Committee. The Committee will consider your input when it reconvenes to make final recommendations to the President. The UT System Board of Regents will make the final determination on the proposed changes.
Recommendations – Housing Rates Fee NameCurrent FY 2010 Proposed FY 2011 Proposed FY 2012 Housing Deposit Rates $150 (refundable) $150 ($100 refundable; $50 non-refundable) $150 (100 refundable; $50 non-refundable) Housing Rates Camp/Conference $14.00/per person (student orgs) $15.00/ per person (departments) $17.00 (consolidate both rates) $18.00 (consolidate both rates)
Recommendations – Housing Rates Fee Name Current FY 2010 Proposed FY 2011 Proposed FY 2012 Unity Residence Hall Room Rates per Semester (Double Occupancy) Fall/Spring$2,650Max. $2,756Max. $2, Troxel & Heritage Halls Room Rates per Semester (Double Occupancy) Fall/Spring$1,600Max. $1,664Max. $1, Bronc Village Room Rates per Month One Bedroom, One Bath $ Max. $687.79Max. $ Four Bedroom, Two Bath $436.30Max. $453.75Max. $ Summer Session Summer I & Summer II (Double Occupancy) $696.54Max. $724.40Max. $753.38
Why Increase Tuition? State appropriations are not keeping pace with institutional needs Recruit and retain high quality faculty Increasing costs (e.g., salaries, technology, utilities) Reserves no longer available How Will I Benefit? Development of research and academic programs Maintain reasonable class sizes Classrooms equipped with state of the art technology Enhance student services
Designated Tuition Proposal Current FY 2010 Proposed FY 2011 Proposed FY 2012 Rate per SCH Undergraduate Courses$97.00$106.09$ Increase-$9.09$9.30 Graduate Courses$101.70$110.79$ Increase-$9.09$9.30 Estimated Impact of Rate Changes Gross Revenue$42,557,787$46,525,626$50,585,132 Increase-$3,967,839$4,059,506 Set-Asides for Financial Assistance$4,222,870$4,970,998$5,736,409 Increase-$748,128$765,411 UTPA will retain the “14-hour cap”. Students enrolled for 15 or more hours in a semester are charged designated tuition for only 14 hours.
Projected Uses of Additional Designated Tuition UseFY 2011FY 2012 Needs: ▼ Incremental Amounts ▼ Financial Assistance Set-Asides$748,128$765,411 Allowance for New Faculty Positions (52 per year) * 3,928,5764,090,005 Allowance for New Staff Positions (20 per year)700,000 Salary Adjustments – Faculty1,529,3181,582,845 Salary Adjustments – Staff1,398,2261,488,366 Employee Benefit Costs1,392,7561,452,323 Allowance for Other Increases300,000 Total Needs$9,297,004$9,678,950 (Less) Additional Designated Tuition(3,967,839)(4,059,506) Shortage (unmet needs)$5,329,165$5,619,444 *An estimated 155 additional faculty members would be required over the next three years to achieve and maintain a 20:1 student to faculty ratio.
Total Academic Cost Definition: Total charges required of all students enrolled in a given college, program or course. Comparisons are made at 15 hour loads for resident undergraduate students. Included: Statutory Tuition Designated Tuition Mandatory Fees: Academic Advisement FeeInformation Technology Access Fee International Education FeeLibrary Support Fee Medical Service FeeRegistration Fee Utility FeeRecreation Fee Student Service FeeStudent Union Fee Course and Program Fees Not Included: Housing, Meal Plans, Parking Permits, optional fees (e.g., for fines, late registration, etc.)
Average Total Academic Cost for Undergraduate Resident Student Enrolled for 15 Hours Current FY 2010 Proposed FY 2011 Proposed FY 2012 Statutory Tuition$ Designated Tuition1, , , Mandatory Fees Average Course and Program Fees Total$2,764.03$2,904.01$3, Increase ($)*-$139.98$ Increase (%)-5.06%4.82% *Complies with recommendations of HCR 288 (81 st Legislature).
Average Total Academic Cost for Undergraduate Resident Student Enrolled for 12 Hours Current FY 2010 Proposed FY 2011 Proposed FY 2012 Statutory Tuition$ Designated Tuition1, , , Mandatory Fees Average Course and Program Fees Total$2,326.10$2,445.76$2, Increase ($)-$119.66$ Increase (%)-5.14%4.90%
Average Total Academic Cost for Graduate Resident Student Enrolled for 9 Hours Current FY 2010 Proposed FY 2011 Proposed FY 2012 Statutory and Board Authorized Tuition $ Designated Tuition , Mandatory Fees Average Course and Program Fees Total$2,274.62$2,377.94$2, Increase ($)-$103.32$ Increase (%)-4.54%3.80%
Total Academic Cost Rankings (15 hours, Fall 2008) Includes Tuition, Mandatory Fees and Average Course and Program Fees 1The University of Texas at Dallas $ 4,647 2The University of Texas at Austin 4,254 3Texas A&M University 4,148 4The University of Texas at Arlington 4,071 5University of Houston 3,981 6The University of Texas at San Antonio 3,829 7University of North Texas 3,584 8Texas Tech University 3,570 9Texas State University - San Marcos 3,497 10Texas A&M University at Galveston 3,435 11Prairie View A&M University 3,412 12Stephen F. Austin State University 3,270 13Texas Southern University 3,201 14Texas Woman's University 3,154 15Sam Houston State University 3,053 16The University of Texas at El Paso 3,048 17Lamar University 3,032 18Midwestern State University $2,996 19The University of Texas at Tyler 2,963 20University of Houston - Clear Lake 2,928 21Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 2,925 22Tarleton State University 2,820 23Texas A&M University – Kingsville 2,745 24The University of Texas of the Permian Basin 2,725 25The University of Texas at Brownsville 2,718 26Angelo State University 2,705 27Texas A&M International University 2,698 28West Texas A&M University 2,691 29University of Houston - Victoria 2,657 30The University of Texas - Pan American 2,598 31Texas A&M University - Commerce 2,585 32Sul Ross State University 2,545 33University of Houston - Downtown 2,505 34Texas A&M University - Texarkana 2,121 Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Tuition & Fees Data (THECB) available at
Forbes’ 2009 List of Top 100 Public College and Universities in the U.S. – Texas Schools University of Texas, Austin #19 Texas A&M University, College Station #23 University of Texas-Pan American #32 Texas Tech University #55 University of Texas, El Paso #72 University of Texas, Arlington #84 Rankings based on affordability, quality of education and post-graduate success.
Financial Assistance Set Aside A portion of the designated tuition charges are required to be set aside to provide need-based financial assistance for resident students. Actual (FY 2008 and 2009) and estimated (FY 2010 to FY 2012) set-aside totals are as follows: FY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011FY 2012 Undergraduates*$2,510,377$3,144,589$3,924,695$4,624,127$5,339,717 Graduates170,166221,734298,175346,871396,692 Total$2,680,543$3,366,323$4,222,870$4,970,998$5,736,409 Increase ($)-$685,780$856,547$748,128$765,411 Increase (%)-25.6%25.4%17.7%15.4% * One fourth of the undergraduate set aside amount is used for B-On-Time loans.
Financial Assistance Initiatives from Tuition Set Asides in FY10 (Need-Based) UTPAdvantage Program - $605,000 UTPA Assistance Scholarship - $1,445,000 Graduate Tuition Assistance Grant (GTAG) - $298,175 UTPA Summer Assistance Grant - 645,000 B-on-Time Loan Funds - $982,500 Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) - $3,000,000
Website: YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT!! 34 OPEN FORUM For a copy of the preliminary recommendation and for a complete listing of all the fee request proposals, please visit the Cost of Education Committee website.