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

Jun 5, 2019

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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.