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

The Truth About Tuition Discounts

Three bills granting tuition discounts and waivers for various groups passed in the House Education Committee this morning.  Most of these bills will now go for hearings in the House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee. While well intentioned, tuition discounts and waivers have the effect of unfunded mandates on public colleges and universities.  Since no … Continued

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