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Tennessee Board of Regents sets new Tuition, Fee rates for Colleges and Universities; among lowest in decades

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsColumbia, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) approved increases in tuition and fees that are among the lowest on average since 1996.

The action, taken during the TBR quarterly meeting at Columbia State Community College, raises hourly maintenance fees/tuition an average of 3.3 percent across the six TBR universities, 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

Last fall the Tennessee Higher Education Commission recommended tuition increases between 0 and 4 percent if dollars were provided in the state budget this year for the higher education funding formula that allocates funds based on a variety of metrics to encourage student success through outcomes, like graduation and retention. The outcomes in the formula were funded.

Tennessee Board of Regents increases tuition and fees for State Colleges and Universities.

Tennessee Board of Regents increases tuition and fees for State Colleges and Universities.

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Austin Peay State University named VETS Campus by state commission

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s longstanding support of military veterans has led the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to name the University a Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Campus.

According to THEC, VETS Campus certification is awarded to higher education institutions that “not only prioritize outreach to veterans, but successfully deliver the services necessary to create a supportive environment where student veterans can prosper while pursuing their education.”

APSU named VETS Campus by Tennessee Higher Education Commission

APSU named VETS Campus by Tennessee Higher Education Commission

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House focuses on assisting Veterans in Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative for 68th District
Speaker Pro Tempore

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Republicans in the House have spent a great deal of time this legislative session focusing on bills to assist veterans and currently serving military personnel in Tennessee.  Building on legislation passed over the last several General Assemblies, the House hopes to continue finding ways to make life easier for military members and their families in the state.

One bill from this year, House Bill 8, will ensure high school students that train between their junior and senior year in the National Guard or go to advanced training after their senior year will still remain eligible for the state’s Tennessee Promise program.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support Act passes both Houses

 

Written by Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Speaker Pro Tempore

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – House Bill 715, the Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support Act, would add spouses and dependent children as parties eligible for in-state tuition rates. Since a veteran can assign their benefits to a spouse or children, they would also qualify for these tuition and fee rates.

It would also shift the period of eligibility after discharge for in-state tuition rates from two years to three years. In addition, it requires the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) to convene the University of Tennessee (UT) and Tennessee Board of Regents systems to review processes related to awarding academic credit to veterans.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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North Tennessee Workforce Board gets $992,037 Grant For Education

 

State of TennesseeClarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced on Thursday that the North Tennessee Workforce Board will receive $992,037 as part of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition.

LEAP is a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennessee residents to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities. It is also part of the Governor’s Drive to 55 initiative to equip 55 percent of Tennesseans with a college degree or certificate by 2025.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Board of Regents Finance Committee recommends Tuition Rates; Board to Vote on Increases Tomorrow

 

Austin Peay State University could see a 5.6 percent Maintenance Fee/Tuition Increase

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations today recommended an increase in tuition and fees at all but one of its institutions this year.

Committee members noted that had the state been in a position to fund the outcomes in the new funding formula, the recommended TBR rate increases would be roughly half of what they approved.

If the Board approves the committee’s actions at its quarterly meeting tomorrow, hourly maintenance fees/tuition will increase 5.8 percent at the 13 community colleges across the state, 8.5 percent at the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, and ranging from 0 to 6.9 percent at the six TBR universities. The University of Memphis had requested permission not to increase maintenance fees/tuition. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University now offering graduate degree in engineering technology

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission approved a new graduate degree program at Austin Peay State University – a Master of Science in Engineering Technology.

The program, developed in response to the needs of industrial employers in this area, is currently accepting students for the Fall 2014 semester.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

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Governor Bill Haslam taps Mike Krause to lead Drive to 55, Tennessee Promise

 

Krause to Oversee Launch and Implementation of Tennessee Promise

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that Mike Krause will join the Governor’s Office as executive director of the Drive to 55 and Tennessee Promise initiatives.

Krause will lead and manage the launch and implementation of Tennessee Promise and oversee all Drive to 55 efforts, including the statewide Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) early math remediation program, online innovation initiatives, Degree Compass expansion, adult student analytics and research, veteran education efforts, and the development of post-secondary scorecards.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Randy Boyd to Higher Education Commission

 

Boyd Played Key Roles in Developing Drive to 55, Tennessee Promise

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced the appointment of Randy Boyd of Knoxville to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).

For the past year, Boyd has served as a full-time, unpaid special advisor to the governor for higher education, focusing on the “Drive to 55” initiative to bring the percentage of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications to 55 percent by the year 2025.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Austin Peay State University Master Plan wins outstanding design award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, Austin Peay State University unveiled its 2013 Master Plan, which projects how the campus is expected to grow and develop over the next 15 years.

That growth will likely change the look of APSU, with new buildings and green spaces taking shape in the coming years, but members of the University community need not worry. «Read the rest of this article»

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