The Texas A&M University System has pledged to freeze tuition for in-state undergraduates for the next two years, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The promise includes a freeze on mandatory academic fees to the benefit of those students at the system’s 11 universities.

While the pledge only holds to in-state undergraduates, no tuition increases have occurred elsewhere in the system for the upcoming year, Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications Laylan Copelin said. The estimated tuition and fees are $11,550 for resident undergraduate students.

The decision Wednesday came as part of an exchange with lawmakers who handled a $32.7 billion budget surplus last session.

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