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University Of Tennessee Proposes 2.5% Tuition And Fee Increase For UT Martin

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Matt Markgraf
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WKMS

The University of Tennessee system is proposing a 2.5% tuition and fees increase for the Martin campus. 

According to a release on Wednesday, that amounts to $236 dollars more per semester for a typical in state student.

The system says the increase would cover the growth in costs providing programs to students.

Other universities in the system with proposed increases include a 2% increase for UT Knoxville and a 2.5% increase for UT Chattanooga. 

The system unveiled earlier this year a UT Promise scholarship to start in fall 2020. The program will guarantee free tuition and fees for students from families with household incomes of under $50,000 dollars after other financial aid is received and other qualifications are met.

Students, parents and the public are invited to comment on the proposals.

The Board of Trustees meets on June 21 to vote on the changes.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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