Regents’ finance committee to discuss tuition at meeting

The University of Tennessee

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) – The finance committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will discuss tuition at the state’s colleges and universities during a meeting in Columbia, Tennessee, on Thursday.

The full board will vote on the committee’s recommendation for tuition and fees on Friday.

Last year, the board approved tuition increases of 5.8 percent at its 13 community colleges, up to 6.9 percent at its six universities and 8.5 percent at its 27 colleges of applied technology.

Any increases this year are expected to be minimal because of funding Gov. Bill Haslam included in his budget to support higher education, including $260 million for capital projects.

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