NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Board of Regents later this month will consider another round of student tuition/maintenance fee hikes after the board’s Finance and Business Operations Committee on Tuesday recommended the increases to the full board.
But the increases are lower than in recent years. That’s because they’ve been offset by the state government’s first increase in funding for higher education general operating money in more than a decade.
Students at the board’s community colleges, including Chattanooga State and Cleveland State, would see three percent increases.
Those attending four-year universities, such as Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State University, would see increases of 1.4 percent to six percent.
When combined with already approved mandatory fees in areas like athletics and student activities, the proposed price increases come to $102 per year for community college students taking 15 credit hours and range from $72 per year at TSU to $546 at East Tennessee State University.
Students at the Tennessee Technology Centers will not see a maintenance fee increase.
The full board will vote on the recommendations at its quarterly meeting June 21.
Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...