published Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Chattanooga, Cleveland State seek tuition hikes

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Board of Regents later this month will consider another round of student tuition/maintenance fee hikes recommended Tuesday by the board's Finance and Business Operations Committee.

But the increases are lower than in recent years, offset by state government's first increase in general operating money for higher education in more than a decade.

Students at the board's community colleges, including Chattanooga State and Cleveland State, would see 3 percent increases.

Those attending four-year universities, such as Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State University, would see increases of 1.4 percent to 6 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. They 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.

Contact staff writer Andy Sher at asher@timesfree press.com or 615-255-0550.

about Andy Sher...

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, ...

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