CHATTANOOGA (WRCB/AP) - The University of Tennessee is requesting a 9.9% tuition hike for the Chattanooga campus.

The state's land-grant public university also wants to increase tuition 12% at the Knoxville Campus and 9.9% at the campus in Martin.

University officials are making the request to the Board of Trustees, saying it must make up for state government funding cuts, wants to create a salary pool for faculty and create a fund aimed at making UT a Top 25 school, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel.

Officials also want a $100 per semester hike in student fees at the main campus.

UT President Joe DiPietro says he's hopeful the board will grant the funding requests.

Last week, the chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, which operates the other public universities besides UT, announced a possible tuition increase of 9.5 percent.

 

Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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