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Finance and Business Operations Committee Meeting
Location:   Telephonic
Start:   2:00 PM
End:   4:00 PM

The committee will review background materials and discuss information needs and next steps as it begins consideration of tuition and maintenance fee recommendations. 

The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before 4:30 p.m. CDT April 16. Anyone with a disability who wishes to participate should use the same contact to request services needed to facilitate participation. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise and should be received no later than 4:30 p.m. April 15.


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2013 .. 2014 .. 2015

2013-2014 Tuition & Fee Information

The Tennessee Board of Regents voted to increase tuition and fee rates for the six universities and 13 community colleges it governs at its quarterly Board meeting June 21, 2013. The rates of increase are lower this year than in previous years, thanks to an increase in state appropriations. 

The new maintenance fee/tuition rates will rise 3% at each of the 13 community colleges and range from 1.4% to 6% for the six TBR universities. Tennessee Technology Center students wil not pay a maintenance fee increase. (See a complete list of tuition and fee rate increases at each TBR institution in the chart below.)

2013-14 ANNUAL Maintenance Fee/Tuition Rate Increases at Tennessee Board of Regents Institutions 

(For students taking 15 hours per semester.) 

Institution 

 % Maintenance Fee/Tuition Increase 

 $ Mandatory Fee Increase 

 $ Maintenance Fee Increase  

Total $ Mandatory AND Maintenance Fees
2013-14
 

Austin Peay State University 

3.0%

$60 

$180 

$7,158

East Tennessee State University 

4.6%

$270 

$276 

$7,543

Middle Tennessee State University 

5.7%

$24 

$324 

$7,840

Tennessee State University 

1.4%

$0 

$72 

$6,774

Tennessee Tech University 

6.0%

$35 

$348 

$7,383

University of Memphis 

6.0%

$0 

$432 

$8,666

  

  

  

  

 

Chattanooga State Community College 

3.0%

$0 

$102

$3,819

Cleveland State Community College 

3.0%

$0

$102

$3,773

Columbia State Community College 

3.0%

$0 

$102 

$3,775

Dyersburg State Community College 

3.0% 

$0 

$102 

$3,795

Jackson State Community College 

3.0% 

$0 

$102 

$3,781

Motlow State Community College 

3.0% 

$0 

$102 

$3,780

Nashville State Community College 

3.0% 

$0 

$102 

$3,729

Northeast State Community College 

3.0%

$0

$102 

$3,785

Pellissippi State Community College 

3.0%

$6

$108

$3,827

Roane State Community College 

3.0% 

$0 

$102

$3,789

Southwest Tennessee Community College 

3.0%

$0 

$102 

$3,819

Volunteer State Community College 

3.0% 

$4

$106 

$3,775

Walters State Community College 

3.0% 

$0 

$102 

$3,783

When combined with mandatory fees (unique to each campus, including fees for athletics, student activities,  etc.) already approved, the proposed price increases would amount to $102 per year for community college students taking 15 credit hours and range from $72 per year at TSU to $546 at ETSU.

The increased maintenance fees/tuition are needed to fund the portion of the mandated 1.5 percent salary increase for all state employees that was not funded through state appropriations and inflation cost increases  in utilities and insurance. Most institutions also requested additional increases to fund efforts to support student success.

For example, APSU plans to support a program called Inside Track, which uses data-informed academic coaching to impact student persistence. MTSU will increase tenured and tenure-track faculty to ensure academic program quality.  And TTU will implement a Freshman Flight Path Program to increase the retention of first-year students. Community colleges will implement student retention efforts and a state-wide marketing plan to promote the value of Tennessee’s community colleges.

In previous years, state funding for higher education declined by about 30 percent, including a more than 2 percent base operating budget reduction last year.

Calculating the total price students pay 

Students at each campus pay mandatory fees to support student activities, athletics, cultural opportunities, and other unique projects and programs. Those fees vary from institution to institution and are paid by all students regardless of the number of hours they take. Maintenance fees are the charges based on credit hours for in-state students. For example, a student pays a flat rate for the first 12 hours of class credits and a discounted rate for any additional hours. Most academic programs require students to complete at least 15 hours a semester to finish on time. Out-of-state students are required to pay tuition in addition to maintenance fees. The combined cost of these fees or tuition result in the total price a student must pay. 

Historical Maintenance Fee/Tuition Rate Increases at Tennessee Board of Regents Institutions 

(Total maintenance fee/tuition increase rates [does not include mandatory fees] for students taking 15 hours per semester.) 

  

2011-12 

2012-13 

2013-14 

APSU 

8%

4.1%

3%

ETSU 

8%

8.3%

4.6%

MTSU 

9%

6.8%

5.7%

TSU 

8%

5.5%

1.4%

TTU 

9%

4.1%

6.0%

UOM 

10.3%

8.2%

6.0%

Community Colleges 

9.3%

4.7%

3%

Technology Centers 

9.2%

6.2%

0%