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Tuition Increases Mulled In Tennessee

Tuition Increases Mulled In Tennessee

CREATED May 9, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tuition increases could be in store for many college students in Tennessee.

Some public universities could see increases of between 4 and 8 percent to offset reduced state funding. Community college students could see an increase of between 2.6 and 10.6 percent.

Officials at a Tennessee Board of Regents Finance Committee meeting on Thursday reviewed estimated increases at each school.

The University of Memphis submitted a plan to avoid an increase. Projected increases at other schools varied.

Officials said the numbers are preliminary. Formal tuition proposals will be ready on May 27.

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