Bryan College to reduce tuition by 40% for incoming, current undergrads

Staff photo by Erin O. Smith / From left, David Haggard, director of financial aid, Adina Scruggs, associate vice president of academics, and Mike Keen, athletic director, answer questions during a press conference following the announcement of a tuition decrease Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. The school is reducing tuition by about 40% starting next year.

Bryan College is making an effort to become one of the most affordable private schools in Tennessee. The small Christian liberal arts college in Dayton, Tennessee, will reduce tuition by about 40% starting next year, university officials announced Wednesday.

The move, school leaders say, will improve the college's affordability and make it an option for more students.

"College affordability is an essential challenge facing all of you," Provost and Vice President of Academics Douglas Mann told Bryan students Wednesday. "Tuition at Bryan is currently $27,900 per year. This causes many students to take on additional debt and makes it nearly impossible for other students to make ends meet. To address those challenges, Bryan College is adjusting its scholarships and tuition for the 2019-20 year by nearly 40%."