MARTIN, Tenn. -- All University of Tennessee campuses are proposing 0% tuition increases to their individual advisory boards, says university officials.
The advisory boards will meet in early may to review and discuss tuition for the 2020-21 school year. According to a university press release, their recommendations will be submitted to UT President Randy Boyd and presented to the UT Board of Trustees in June for the final decision.
If approved, both undergraduate and graduate students in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin will experience no tuition increases, says university officials. Under those circumstances, officials say it would be the first time all four campuses see no increase in tuition. The UT Health Science Center's recommendation for no increase has already been approved.
“Our students and their families are struggling right now, many financially,” said Boyd. “Our chancellors and I strongly believe that we need to do everything we can to provide them the support they need to continue their education at UT, and to make our University as affordable as possible for our incoming students.”
UT campuses across the state announced on March 11 that they would suspend in-person classes and would transition all classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.