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Austin Peay State University invites public to comment on undergraduate tuition, mandatory increase prior to June 7th vote


Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A proposal to increase undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees will be considered by the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Board of Trustees during the Board’s annual meeting on June 6th-7th, 2019.

Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees. (APSU)

In November 2018, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) recommended a maximum of a 2.5 percent increase for tuition and mandatory fees for Tennessee’s public higher education institutions.

Austin Peay State University’s administration is proposing a 2.26 percent tuition and a zero percent mandatory fee increase for the 2019-2020 academic year. The total increase of the proposed tuition and mandatory fees will not exceed the 2.5 percent recommendation from THEC.

If approved, undergraduate students taking between 1-12 credit hours will see their tuition go from $274.00 per hour to $280.00 per hour. Any credit hours over 12 will increase from $52.00 per hour to $54.00 per hour.

Austin Peay State University makes every effort to mitigate the effect of the increase on undergraduate tuition. That’s why the University’s current undergraduate tuition rate is the second lowest among the state’s other public universities, and the proposed tuition and mandatory fee increase complies with THEC’s established range for the academic year 2019-2020.

The additional revenue will be used for faculty and staff salary improvement, student success initiatives and additional faculty positions in response to increased student enrollment. The public is invited to give feedback on the proposed increase. The University recently set up a Tuition Transparency and Accountability website,, for individuals to submit comments.

For information on APSU’s Board of Trustees, visit                       




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