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UT Martin Tuition Up Six Percent

Martin, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees has voted to raise the tuition rates at it's universities.

According to a news release from the University of Tennessee Martin, their tuition will go up six percent beginning Fall 2012.

Instate tuition and fees will now cost undergraduate students an additional $169 per semester for a total of $3,528 or $7,056 for a full academic year. Full-time undergraduate enrollment is a minimum of 12 hours.

Tuition and fees will increase an additional $202 per semester for a total of $4,097 per semester for instate UT Martin graduate students or a total cost of $8,194 per academic year starting this fall. Full-time graduate enrollment is nine hours per semester.

The proposal was approved during the board's meeting, Thursday.

"UT Martin is recognized for providing students with a high-quality education for their investment," said Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor. "We're sensitive to raising tuition and fees for students and families during hard economic times, but we pledge to continue adding value to the excellent academic and college experience that UT Martin offers."

Other measures approved for UT Martin:

-A $30 to $55 fee for nursing students that will help to fund supplies and maintenance for the nursing simulation lab.

-The board voted to end a two-year pilot regional tuition rate for eligible students from Alcorn, Tippah and Tishomingo counties in Mississippi.

-A faculty tenure and promotion plan was approved as submitted.
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