The Legislature had given that authority to schools in 2003. But now, higher tuition costs are making colleges unaffordable for many Texas students and some some lawmakers are rethinking that decision.
It’s a cold, wintry day on the University of Texas campus in Austin, the bells from the school’s fabled clock tower echo throughout campus. Trevor Goodchild, a senior majoring in geography, is bundled up as he heads for the financial aid office.
He stands in line, waiting to find out when his student loan will go through.