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Chancellor: Tuition jump could be 9.5%

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - The chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents said students could see a tuition increase of as much as 9.5% this fall.

John Morgan said the increase is partially due to the governor cutting 2%, or about $20 million, from higher education in his budget.

Morgan said the board will make a final decision on the hike later this month. The Regents govern six universities, 13 2-year colleges and 26 technology centers.

Morgan made the comments to reporters after an event in Murfreesboro where Gov. Bill Haslam signed legislation that will allow students to use lottery scholarship money for summer courses.

The law also provides for a 120-hour cap on the number of hours a student can use the money, with the exception of certain technical majors.

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