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.

The Tuition Transparency and Accountability Act (T.C.A. ยงยง 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.

How much is the increase?

The proposal calls for an $87 increase in the Undergraduate In-State Tuition per semester (based on 15 hours) from $3,690 to $3,777.

The proposal calls for a $22 increase in Mandatory Fees from $913 to $935.

Explanation for the Proposed Tuition and Mandatory Fee Increase

Tuition, along with state appropriations, supports 93% of the costs of education and general operations of the University. The 2.36% proposed increase will help fund salary increases and cover inflationary costs associated with providing a quality education. It will also help support new academic programs, several student success initiatives and experiential learning opportunities for students.

Mandatory fees support a variety of student services and operational functions provided by the University. The proposed increases relate to fees to support the following areas: Parking Services (including shuttle buses), the Campus Recreation Center, Student Health Services, and Athletics. On November 28, 2018, the Executive Committee of the Student Government Association met and approved the proposed mandatory fee increases.

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