Tuition, this fall, is going up at Stephen F Austin State University so professors and staff can receive a raise. All but one regent voted for the measure. Tuition will increase nine dollars per semester hour. This creates a 3-percent merit pool for faculty and staff pay.
SFA student body president Kent Willis commended the board, "That you willingly put yourself in an uncomfortable position to discuss, debate these issues and not only consider the faculty's perspective and what they need, but you also diligently and compassionately considered the position that students are being put in. "