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ETSU students could face 6 percent tuition hike

Nathan Baker, NET News Service • Jun 18, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Next year's East Tennessee State University students could pay $442 more per year for tuition at the Johnson City college if an increase plan is approved later this week by the Tennessee Board of Regents.At the state institutions governing board's quarterly meeting Friday, the regents will consider a 6.1 percent increase in mandatory and maintenance fees requested by the university, putting the cost to attend ETSU for full-time, in-state undergraduate students at $7,691 annually.The dollar amount of the increase is third highest request out of the six 4-year TBR schools this year, partly because ETSU's Student Government Association only approved a $5 per semester mandatory fee increase to help fund the Little Bucs Early Childhood Laboratory Program, Vice President of Finance and Administration David Collins said Tuesday.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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