Lawmakers to consider creating task force to study financial implications of existing programs As we have previously reported, lawmakers this session filed an unprecedented number of tuition discount and waiver bills to benefit various groups of Tennesseans. These bills, while well-intentioned, represent a continued funding challenge for Tennessee’s public colleges and universities as they are … Continued

Tuition Discounts/Waivers

On Monday, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro gave the annual university budget presentation in front of the House Finance Committee. The presentation was the first of three that the President would give throughout the week, as he outlined the current position and goals of the university and addressed topics of interest to the committee … Continued

State Issues

The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday unanimously voted to advance a bill that would freeze tuition at state colleges and universities until the 2018-19 school year.  After that point, the bill requires a unanimous vote by a university’s Board to raise tuition more than 2 percent over the most recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase. … Continued

State Issues