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Tennessee commission freezes tuition at state public institutions, citing inflation
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The Tennessee Higher Education Commission decided to freeze tuition at state public colleges for the 2022-2023 school year, citing a higher cost of living for students.
During a meeting on May 19, the commission voted in favor of a proposal that would freeze tuition at all public colleges and universities within the state for the 2022-2023 school year.
Commission Chairman Evan Cope said that students are already dealing with the effects of higher prices for gas, housing, groceries, and gas, and said the tuition freeze can be considered a "source of relief" for student's checkbooks.
"Students are already facing higher prices for housing, groceries, and gas. Thanks to a generous investment from the state and today’s action from the Commission, we’re able to tell these students that they won’t be paying higher prices for tuition. That can be a source of relief for student checkbooks," Cope said.
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