|Tuition hiked by 6 percent at UTM |
|Posted: Friday, June 29, 2012 3:16 pm |
|Martin – The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a six 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 instate 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.
Dr. Mary Lee Hall, dean of College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, made a report about UT Martin’s teacher education program.