Frisco | September 2022

HIGHER EDUCATION BRIEFS UNT announces no tuition increases for this school year


HIGHLIGHT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS Over the summer break, the University of North Texas announced it would be part of 20 research universities forming the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities to increase opportunity for those underserved by higher education. The aim of the alliance is to increase the number of Hispanic doctoral students enrolled at the universities and increase Hispanic professors, according to a news release. “UNT is proud to be part of a group that is focused on creating access and equity for our Hispanic students,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said. Other universities in the alliance include Texas Tech, the University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to the formal announcement of the HRSU Alliance, the universities began working together on several initiatives. The rst project, funded by a $5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, will conduct cross- regional research and train doctoral students in Latinx humanities. A second initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, expands opportunities for Hispanic students in computer science.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS Despite plans to open a new building in Frisco for the upcoming spring semester, the University of North Texas will not increase its tuition this school year. The university system’s scal year 2022-23 budget was approved in August and kept the university’s tui- tion the same. It marks the seventh consecutive year for keeping tuition at, according to a UNT news release. “During a time when ination is at an all-time high, the entire UNT System remains committed to providing an education of great value that is accessible and aordable for

all students,” UNT System Chan- cellor Michael R. Williams said in a statement. The last time any UNT campus raised tuition was in 2016, the release stated. “The UNT System will continue to demonstrate scal stewardship by identifying cost savings to ensure no unnecessary nancial burden is being passed onto our students and their families,” Williams said in a statement. Tuition will remain at at $1,500 per semester for students who reside in Texas, according to the university’s website.

Ocials cut the ribbon at the front of the new Andrea-Mennen Welcome Center at the Collin College McKinney Campus.


Collin College opens new welcome center COLLIN COLLEGE On Aug. 18 a rib- bon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Andrea-Mennen Welcome Cen- ter was held. It is the newest building addition to the McKinney campus. The two-story, nearly 40,000-square- foot educational facility, located at 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney, will serve current and future learners as a one-stop shop for student enrollment services, according to a news release.

TUITION FREEZE The University of North Texas has kept its tuition at since 2016. NOTE: TUITION DOES NOT INCLUDE ROOM, BOARD AND OTHER FEES.

For out-of-state students: $13,740

For residents: $1,500




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