|TBR announces possible tuition increase |
|Posted: Friday, June 11, 2010 10:40 am |
|Nashville – The Business and Finance Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the staff recommendation for tuition increases for the 2010-2011 academic year. |
Since the budget approved by the Tennessee General Assembly included only a six percent cut in state appropriations rather than the nine percent anticipated, the amount of the recommended tuition increase was reduced by about one percent across the board.
The recommended increases now go to the full board for its consideration on June 25.
The tuition increases are not final until the full board approves them.
The full staff recommendation as approved by the committee is attached and is also available from the Tennessee Board of Regents home page at www.tbr.edu.
In summary, the recommendation would increase tuition by the following amounts:
• At the five regional universities (APSU, ETSU, MTSU, TSU, TTU) tuition would increase by $120 per semester (5.2 percent) for students taking 12 hours; $180 per semester (7.8 percent) for students taking 15 hours; and $240 (10.2 percent) for students taking 18 hours.
• At the University of Memphis, the increase would be $132 per semester (5.0 percent) for students taking 12 hours; $204 per semester (7.6 percent) for students taking 15 hours; and $276 per semester (10.2 percent) for students taking 18 hours.
• Community college tuition would increase by $84 per semester (6.3 percent) for 12 hours; $120 per semester (8.9 percent) for 15 hours; and $156 per semester (11.4 percent) for 18 hours.
• Tennessee Technology Center tuition would increase by $112 per trimester (15.3 percent).
All meetings will be held in the board room at the TBR central office.
The meetings are open to the public and the press as observers.