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Tennessee state committee to discuss college tuition, fees

April 18, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state committee is planning a meeting to discuss college student tuition and mandatory fees for the next school year.

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents is scheduled to meet on a conference call Tuesday. The committee will make its recommendations on tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year to the full board.

Officials say increases in tuition and fees at Tennessee’s public colleges and universities must fall within a binding range to be set by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Commissioners have set a tentative range allowing combined tuition and mandatory fee increases of up to 2.5%, based on budget recommendations submitted to state officials.

The conference call is open to the public.