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Tennessee Board of Regents meets on tuition recommendation; vote is May 30

Tennessee Board of Regents meets on tuition recommendation; vote is May 30

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet by telephone conference call at 9:30 a.m. CT Friday, May 18, to continue its discussion of student tuition and mandatory fees for the 2018-19 academic year.

The meeting is the second of three the committee is conducting to consider its upcoming recommendation on tuition and fees, and no votes are expected at this session. The committee met April 30 to begin its review, and will also meet May 30, when it is expected to vote on its recommendations. The recommendations then will be considered by the full Board of Regents at its June 22 meeting at Cleveland State Community College.

The conference call meeting is open to the public as listeners. Anyone wishing to listen may contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason at 615-366-3927 or by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, to request call-in information.

Any increases in tuition and mandatory fees at Tennessee’s public colleges and universities must fall within a binding range scheduled to be set by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission at its May 17 meeting, following THEC’s analysis of state appropriations for higher education approved by the Tennessee General Assembly. THEC’s staff is recommending a range of zero (no increase) to 3 percent combined tuition and mandatory fees.

Last year’s increase of 2.6 percent in in-state tuition rates at TBR’s community and technical colleges was the lowest combined increase since 1991-92 and the third consecutive year of tuition hikes of 4 percent or less.

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