Thursday, June 10, 2010

TTU Tuition Hike Not As Much As Expected

Students attending Tennessee Tech University this fall will see an increase of between five and ten percent per semester, if a proposal approved this week by a committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents also gets the approval of the full board. The committee had been expecting to recommend an even higher tuition hike, but members say a last-minute increase in state appropriations helped them to avoid that. Still, the proposed increase will mean that the cost of going to Tech in the fall will go up about about $120 for students carrying 12 credit hours. For students carrying 15 credits or more, tuition will increase an average of 7.8 percent, or $180 per semester. For students carrying 18 hours, tuition goes up 10.2 percent, or $240 per semester.