published Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Board of Regents tuition may jump by 9.5 percent

MURFREESBORO — College students attending Tennessee Board of Regions institutions could see tuition hikes of as much as 9.5 percent this fall, according to the system’s chancellor.

John Morgan said the increase is due in part to 2 percent cuts made in state assistance in the new state budget that goes into effect July 1. That comes to about $20 million.

Board of Regents Finance Committee members are expected to discuss the increase at a meeting set for Monday. Morgan said he expects the staff recommendation will be between 8.5 percent to 9.5 percent.

Morgan made his comments to reporters after a signing ceremony in which Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law new policies regarding use of lottery-funded college scholarships. Such scholarships can now be used for summer school. But the law also implements a cap of 120 credit hours for most students.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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