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UT Says New Tuition Model Paying Off

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Officials at the University of Tennessee said a new tuition model that charges new students for 15 credit hours instead of 12 is paying off in more ways than one.

Sally McMillan, vice provost for academic affairs told the Knoxville News Sentinel that more freshmen have signed up this year to take 15 credit hours per semester. She said the tuition model change stems in part from a desire to see students graduate in four years.

In addition, UT is gaining extra revenue, which makes it possible to add sections to popular "bottleneck" courses such as English 101 and Psychology 110.

The change applies only to new students.

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