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Budget down=Tuition up?

December 9, 2003


If Gov. Phil Bredesens proposed 5 percent funding cut passes, students at Tennessee Board of Regents schools may see another double-digit leap in tuition.

Dr. Bob Adams, vice chancellor of business and finance, has said that the increase could theoretically be 11.3 percent just to keep us even, considering inflation and enrollment increases.
December 9, 2003


If Gov. Phil Bredesen's proposed 5 percent funding cut passes, students at Tennessee Board of Regents schools may see another double-digit leap in tuition.

Dr. Bob Adams, vice chancellor of business and finance, has said that the increase could theoretically be 11.3 percent “just to keep us even,” considering inflation and enrollment increases.

Regents have agreed to support a different plan from the one funding scenario backed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. While THEC supports a 5 percent reduction plan that would cut $32 million from the TBR and $19.5 million from the University of Tennessee system, TBR supports a scenario that would cut $30 million from its system and $20 from UT's.
—Excerpted from an article by the Associated Press