Perry's Freeze On College Tuition Gets Lukewarm Response

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With an eye to the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Rick Perry on Monday called for freezing tuition rates for incoming freshmen at state universities during their first four years of college.

That may be a good option, some legislators responded, but they stopped short of endorsing it as an across-the-board mandate.

Speaking at a Dallas high school, Perry said freezing tuition would give young people financial stability and predictability as they plan to pay for college as well as "a very powerful incentive for you to get in and get out in that four-year period of time." He first mentioned the idea last month.

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