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Board recommends tuition hike for TBR community colleges, universities

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The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations recommended a three percent tuition increase for community colleges across the state.

Officials say the tuition and maintenance fees have been lower in recent years thanks to state funding.

The recommended increases are lower than recent years because of budget allocations.

The recommended increases would be three percent for the 13 community colleges and between 1.4 and six percent for the six TBR universities.

The recommendation will be forwarded to the Board of Regents who will vote on it June 21.

If approved by the Board, students at Tennessee State University will see a 1.4 percent increase, Austin Peay State University three percent, East Tennessee State University 4.6 percent, Middle Tennessee State University 5.7 percent, and six percent at both Tennessee Tech University and University of Memphis.

The increase would amount to approximately $102 per year for community colleges.

The Tennessee Board of Regents is among the nation's largest higher education systems, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions.  The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 27 technology centers, providing programs to more than 200,000 students across the state.

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