"With Governor Perry speaking on freezing that today I feel like that's a good thing for us college students," said Texas Tech student Adetomiwa Gbadegisin.
He said he hopes Texas lawmakers pass Perry's proposed 4-year tuition freeze for students like himself and those wanting to further their education.
"I lucked out with getting financial aid this semester," he said.
Gbadegisin is a mechanical engineering major and said because his curriculum is more extensive, graduating from Tech is going to take longer than 4 years.
"When I do get that degree I can pay my student loans back easily instead of having all the bills pile up and me being in financial debt," said Gbadegisin.
Many students admit they're drowning more and more in debt because of current tuition fees.
"It's expensive, I just transferred here last year from a junior college and tuition there was very affordable, but coming to a big school it's really expensive," said Ian Young.
Young said the tuition freeze would come as relief.
"I feel like it would encourage kids to not stay at home and work for years and then never end up going to school," said Young, "That's where my brother is he decided he was going to stay home work and make money and then he never ended up going to school because it was just always too expensive and life just got in the way."
That's something Perry is trying to avoid from happening, as he said today making college accessible and affordable would allow Texas to have a more educated workforce.
Perry also plans to make higher education more accessible and affordable by offering more $10,000 degrees options and awarding schools like Tech with state funding based on its graduation rates.