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University of Tennessee Raises Tuition 6% Ahead of State Board of Regents Vote


The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a six percent instate tuition increase for students attending the University of Tennessee at Martin, effective for the 2014 fall semester.

Approval came Thursday during the board’s annual meeting in Knoxville.

The Tennessee Board of Regents is scheduled to meet in its regular quarterly session in Nashville today and Friday, June 19-20.

The TBR is proposing an up to a 6.9 percent tuition increase for its state universities, 5.8 percent for community colleges and 8.5 percent for its technical institutions.  The TBR oversees six state universities, 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology. The entire board is expected to meet tomorrow to vote on the committees recommendations. 

At University of Tennessee schools, instate tuition and mandatory fees will now cost undergraduate students an additional $255 per semester for a total of $4,012 or $8,024 for a full academic year. Full-time undergraduate enrollment is a minimum of 12 hours.

Instate tuition and mandatory fees for instate graduate students will increase $292 per semester for a total of $4,654 per semester. Graduate students will pay a total of $9,308 per academic year starting this fall. Full-time graduate enrollment is nine hours per semester.

Mandatory per semester fee increases approved were $10 for the student activity fee, $30 for the student health and counseling fee, and $25 for the technology fee. Other specialized course fees approved were for art studio supplies, veterinary health technology, and a retention and success course.

Academic enrichment fees were also approved for the Department of Communications, the First-Year Initiative, dietetics (effective fall 2015), and the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences and Natural Resources.

Fall semester classes begin Aug. 25 for the main campus and UT Martin centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley and Selmer. 

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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