TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 20

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20, to continue its discussion of student fees levied by the state’s Community Colleges and Colleges of Applied Technology for the 2018-19 academic year.

The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 2 p.m. CT Feb. 20 – the second of three meetings the committee has scheduled to discuss and recommend fees. The first was held Feb. 6, and the third is scheduled for March 13 at a time to be determined.

During the meetings, members will discuss requests for student fee increases, decreases, new fees, abolishment of fees and other adjustments sought by the College System of Tennessee’s institutions – other than tuition and maintenance fees (tuition for in-state residedents).

The committee is expected to make its recommendations on fees to the Board of Regents’ quarterly meeting March 29. Changes in fees at TBR colleges must ultimately be approved by the Board of Regents.

Tuition and maintenance fees for 2018-19 will be considered later by the committee, and by the full Board of Regents at its quarterly meeting in June, after the Tennessee General Assembly has adopted the state’s public higher education budget and after the Tennessee Higher Education Commission approves a binding range of tuition for next year.

The meeting is open to the public and media. Anyone wishing to join the conference call as listeners should contact TBR Communications Director Richard Locker at 615-366-4417 or rick.locker@tbr.edu by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, for call-in information.


The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.