Looks like higher tuition for Tennesseans
Tennessee board recommends college tuition hikes of 5 to 8 percent » The Commercial Appeal
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted Thursday to request a $28 million increase in state appropriations next year for public higher education, coupled with student tuition increases ranging from 5 to 8 percent at the University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
The proposal also calls for tuition hikes ranging from 3 to 6 percent at the state's other public universities and community colleges, and from 5 to 10 percent at the Tennessee Technology Centers, where students can obtain vocational training.
Under the THEC plan, the tuition increases would occur on the lower end of each set of ranges if Gov. Bill Haslam and the state legislature approve the funding increase from state taxpayer revenue. But the hikes would fall on the upper end of the ranges if lawmakers approve a 5 percent reduction in higher education funding that the governor's office has asked state agencies to plan for.