Topic: college tuition hikes
Cleveland, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents approved student tuition rates for the 2018-19 academic year Friday – a 2.7 percent increase at community colleges and 3 percent at colleges of applied technology, the fourth consecutive year of increases under 4 percent and the lowest four-year average increase in decades.
Because there is no across-the-board increase in mandatory fees (fees paid by all students in addition to tuition), the effective increase in tuition and fees combined is 2.4 to 2.6 percent for community college students taking 15 credit hours per semester and 2.8 percent for technical college students.
Austin Peay State University sees a 5.6 percent Maintenance Fee/Tuition Increase
Nashville, TN – On Friday, June 20th, the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) approved a recommendation to increase tuition and fees at its institutions this year.
Among other actions, the Board approved the Finance and Business Operations Committee’s recommendation to increase hourly maintenance fees 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.
Because of an unexpected decline in state revenue collections, the outcomes-based funding formula used to allocate state appropriations was not fully funded this year. As a result, fee increase recommendations were higher than planned, a point expressed by TBR Chancellor John Morgan. «Read the rest of this article»
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
Nashville, 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»
Nashville State Community College sees Tuition Increase as well
Morristown, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents approved maintenance fee/tuition recommendations at its universities and community colleges. Maintenance fee increases are lower this year than in the past two years and will not affect the Tennessee Technology Centers.
It also took action on recommendations by a number of committees, including Finance and Business Operations, Personnel and Compensation, Academic Policies and Programs, and Tennessee Technology Centers. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Board of Regents approves Increased Fee/Tuition Rates for State Universities, community Colleges and Technology Centers
Memphis, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents voted to increase tuition and fee rates for the six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology centers it governs. The rates of increase are lower this year than in previous years.
The new mandatory and maintenance fee/tuition rates will result in price increases ranging from 3.4 percent at Austin Peay State University to 7.2 percent at East Tennessee State University. Students at the University of Memphis will see a 7 percent increase in price and at Southwest Tennessee Community College will pay 4.8 percent more. «Read the rest of this article»
College students are well aware of the state’s tight money situation. However, collegiate forces are mobilizing to express their dismay and concern over proposed changes which jeopardize the continued expanded access to higher education.
A protest rally has been called for Monday, February 9th, when the general assembly is scheduled to return to session at Legislative Plaza. The Tennessee Board of Regents, aka [TBR], reforms previously announced to the media are the focus of the rally.
The Funeral for Tennessee Higher Education will kick off from 1203 9th Avenue North in Nashville for a march to the state capitol with the intent of showing your students that you support their education in the classroom and out. «Read the rest of this article»
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