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GALVESTON When the next class of Sea Aggies begins attending Texas University A&M at Galveston next fall, they will do so knowing about how much they will be paying during their college careers.

During a meeting Thursday, the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved changes to TAMUG s tuition policies and established a fixed-rate tuition at the school.

Our goal is to make this process as transparent as possible for parents and students, while providing ample budget certainty for their four- or five-year degree plan, Board Chairman Phil Adams said in a statement.

Fixed-rate tuitions are now required at Texas public universities after law change made last year by the state legislature. The concept was heavily touted by Gov. Rick Perry as a way to keep college affordable and allow families to plan for the cost of school. Several other Texas universities have already approved fix rate plans. Thursday s vote by the Texas A&M regents was applied to only TAMUG, the flagship university at College Station and the Texas A&M Health Science Center at Round Rock.

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