Regents' Finance Panel Recommends Minimal Tuition Hikes

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jun 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:55:42-04

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- The finance committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents has recommended tuition increases at the state's colleges and universities that were the lowest in nearly 20 years.

The committee recommended an increase Thursday of 3.4 percent at its 13 community colleges, up to 3.9 percent at its six universities, and 4 percent at its 27 colleges of applied technology. The last time increases were this low was 1996.

The full board was set to vote on the committee's recommendation Friday.

In comparison, in 2014 the board approved tuition increases of 5.8 percent at its community colleges, up to 6.9 percent at its universities, and 8.5 percent at its TCATs. 

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