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House gives tentative OK to fixed college tuition

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Public universities in Texas would have to offer students fixed 4-year tuition prices under a bill that has cleared a key House vote.

Gov. Rick Perry has hammered public universities about making college more affordable. A proposal by Republican state Rep. Dan Branch would offer locked-in tuition plans that prohibit universities from charging a student more in their senior year than what they paid as a freshman.

The University of Texas system already offers fixed tuition at UT-El Paso and requires it at UT-Dallas. The UT System has also now instructed all campuses to offer fixed pricing.

The offer is financially unpopular among some students because they pay more in an average rate in the short term.

The bill still needs final House approval.

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