Tuition jumps for community, technical college students

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Officials say community college and applied technology students in Tennessee will see minimal increases in tuition this fall.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Monday that students at community colleges will face a 2.7 percent jump in tuition rates, while tuition at colleges of applied technology will rise by 3 percent. The figures represent the second lowest tuition increase in 27 years for the College System of Tennessee.

With community college charged per credit hour, the tuition increase will translate to a new rate of $164 per credit hour up to 12 hours and $34 for each credit hour above 12.

Those studying in trimesters at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology will experience a $35-per-trimester increase in their tuition, which will total around $1,200.