UT Trustees to vote on proposed tuition hikes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote Thursday on tuition increases of as much as 8 percent at one of its campuses.

The university system has an enrollment of about 50,000 students at campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin; the Health Science Center in Memphis; state Institutes of Agriculture and Public Service; and the Space Institute in Tullahoma.

According to documents on UT's website, the proposed hikes range from 8 percent at the Knoxville campus to 4 percent at the Health Science Center.

Earlier this month, the Tennessee Board of Regents recommended a tuition increase of as much as 7.2 percent for one of its universities.

Democratic lawmakers want the governor to call a special session to discuss using the state's surplus to halt tuition increases.

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