Texas A&M University-Commerce announced Tuesday that it will not be seeking authority for any new or increased tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 academic school year.

McKinney is among the cities that offers a Texas A&M-Commerce location in town. It’s known as the Collin Higher Education Center and is located at 3452 Spur 399 in McKinney.

“A&M-Commerce remains committed to making a high-quality college education affordable,” said Dr. Dan Jones, president of A&M-Commerce.  “Through disciplined reallocation and efficiencies, and a generous approach to financial aid, we believe we are doing that.”

A&M-Commerce is uniquely positioned to avoid a tuition increase for the 2013-2014 academic year, primarily because of unprecedented enrollment growth in recent years.  Certified enrollment for the fall 2012 semester climbed to 11,187 students, up 4.30 percent since fall 2011. 

“Not only is A&M-Commerce affordable, it provides value that large institutions cannot,” said Jones. “We offer small classes, professors who know you individually, valuable networking, and leadership opportunities.  Our decision today recognizes that for college to be accessible, it needs to be affordable,"

Jones is committed in continuing the investment of resources in strategic priorities, and he has taken aggressive steps to align resources to support the university’s top priorities through internal reallocation.

Texas A&M University-Commerce continues its tradition of being one of the most affordable public institutions in the state of Texas.

About Texas A&M University-Commerce

Founded in 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce is a member of The Texas A&M University System.  Located in Northeast Texas, A&M-Commerce is home to more than 11,000 students, four academic colleges, a thriving graduate school, and more than 100 degree programs.  As the region’s focal point of higher education, A&M-Commerce offers students facilities ranging from a world-class science building and new student center, to a fully equipped recreational facility and recently completed music hall.  The university also has convenient facilities in Corsicana, Midlothian, McKinney, Mesquite, Rockwall and downtown Dallas. Learn more at web.tamu-commerce.edu.