Students protest A&M's "University Advancement Fee"

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 5:14pm

Today there were protests on Texas A&M's campus over higher education fees.

The Texas Aggie Conservatives aren't happy about a new "university advancement fee" that basically takes all their separate student fees and puts them into one big fee.

 So today, the group protested outside the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center hoping to catch the attention of symposium attendees because they say they have no idea where their money is going.

Eric Schroeder, chairman of the Texas Aggie Conservatives said, "As students we don't have an unlimited influx of cash and we like to know what we're paying for. Before it was easy to see 13 fees, we pay this much for this and all this is allocated by state legislature, where now it's one big lump sum that we know we pay the University but that's it."

The group decided to protest today's event because both Chancellor John Sharp and President Loftin were scheduled to speak at the symposium.


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