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UT Martin tuition increases

UT Martin tuition increases

The Messenger 06.22.12

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a 6 percent instate tuition increase for students attending the University of Tennessee at Martin, effective for the 2012 fall semester.
Approval came Thursday during the board’s annual meeting in Knoxville.
In-state tuition and fees will now cost undergraduate students an additional $169 per semester for a total of $3,528 or $7,056 for a full academic year. Full-time undergraduate enrollment is a minimum of 12 hours.
Tuition and fees will increase an additional $202 per semester for a total of $4,097 per semester for in-state UT Martin graduate students or a total cost of $8,194 per academic year starting this fall. Full-time graduate enrollment is nine hours per semester.
Also approved was a $30 to $55 fee for nursing students that will help to fund supplies and maintenance for the nursing simulation lab.
“UT Martin is recognized for providing students with a high-quality education for their investment,” said Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor. “We’re sensitive to raising tuition and fees for students and families during hard economic times, but we pledge to continue adding value to the excellent academic and college experience that UT Martin offers.”
Fall semester classes begin Aug. 27 for the main campus and UT Martin centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley and Selmer.
In other actions involving UT Martin:
• The board voted to end a two-year pilot regional tuition rate for eligible students from Alcorn, Tippah and Tishomingo counties in Mississippi.
• A faculty tenure and promotion plan was approved as submitted.
• The board heard a report about UT Martin’s teacher education program from Dr. Mary Lee Hall, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences.

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