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Cost of Tennessee's pre-paid tuition program on the rise

January 6, 2004


In an effort to help offset a sharp rise in tuition, the cost of prepaying college tuition under a state savings program increased Jan. 1. It was the 12th increase since the program started in 1997.

The unit price in Tennessees Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) prepaid program rose from $42 to $43.60. Each unit is equal to 1 percent of the average tuition cost at a public college in Tennessee.
January 6, 2004


In an effort to help offset a sharp rise in tuition, the cost of prepaying college tuition under a state savings program increased Jan. 1. It was the 12th increase since the program started in 1997.

The unit price in Tennessee's Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) prepaid program rose from $42 to $43.60. Each unit is equal to 1 percent of the average tuition cost at a public college in Tennessee.

BEST's board of directors may consider limiting the program to current enrollees next year, according to Janice Cunningham, executive assistant to state Treasurer Dale Sims.
——Excerpted from the Associated Press