TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 6

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 6, to begin discussions 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 9 a.m. CST Feb. 6 – the first of three meetings the committee has scheduled to discuss and recommend fees. The other meetings are scheduled for Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. and March 13 at a time to be determined.

The Feb. 6 meeting will be an overview of requests for student fee increases, decreases and other changes sought by the College System’s institutions – other than tuition and maintenance fees (tuition for in-state residents). Tuition and maintenance fees for 2018-19 will be considered by the Board of Regents at its June meeting, 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.

There are no votes scheduled on the first meeting’s agenda; instead, the committee will review and discuss the requests. The committee is expected to make its recommendations on fees to the Board of Regents’ quarterly meeting March 29. All new fees and fee increases for TBR colleges must ultimately be approved by the Board of Regents.

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. 5, 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.