Thursday, October 23, 2003

Let students choose their tuition? 

That seems to be what the University of Texas at San Antonio is doing, and they're choose to let tuition rise by 20%. But that's still well under the 31% increase at UT-Austin, and the students are asking for some of the money to be put aside for financial aid and/or to give a tuition break to students within 30 credits of graduating ... which would be likely the students on the committee setting the tuition. Maybe the promise of discounts will keep sophomores and juniors from jumping ship? Again, it's an elasticity question, and the more I think of it the less obvious it is that the proposal is self-serving.