MTSU now accepting public comment on plan to raise tuition and fees


MTSU now accepting public comment on plan to raise tuition and fees

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

The Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees will consider a proposal to increase undergraduate in-state tuition and mandatory fees at its June 18 meeting.

Undergraduate in-state tuition would go from $3,690 to $3,777, a 2.35% increase. Mandatory fees would go from $913 to $935, a 2.41% increase.

According to information on the trustees’ page of the MTSU web site, the proposed tuition increase will fund faculty and staff salary increases, inflationary cost increases for supplies and operations, scholarships, and various new academic programs, student success initiatives and experiential learning opportunities for students. The fees would fund the self-supporting units that provide Parking Services, Campus Recreation, and Health Services.

The Tuition Transparency and Accountability Act (T.C.A. §§ 49-7-1601, et. seq.) requires boards of public universities to give public notice of proposed increases to tuition and mandatory fees charged to in-state undergraduate students at least 15 days prior to holding a public meeting to adopt the increases. Individuals are permitted to provide comments during the 15-day period.

The public comment period will run from May 30 to June 13 at 4:30 p.m. CDT.

For further information and to submit a comment, go to: https://mtsu.edu/boardoftrustees/tuition-proposal.php.

The Tennessee Board of Regents, the governing body for community colleges and technical schools, also is considering increases in tuition and mandatory fees.

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