Higher education officials sticking to single digit tuition hike

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A spokeswoman for the Tennessee Board of Regents says higher education officials are committed to keeping tuition hikes below 10 percent this fall.

The heads of Tennessee's public colleges and universities told lawmakers earlier this month that they're trying to keep the hikes in the single digits.

Board of Regents spokeswoman Mary Morgan reiterated that proposal Friday following a quarterly board meeting in Chattanooga. She says the tuition hike will definitely be under 10 percent, but she doesn't know the exact number just yet.

Tuition levels for next fall are scheduled to be set by the Board of Regents and UT systems in June after the Legislature completes work on the state budget.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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