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Proposed Zero-Percent Tuition Increase

Dear students, faculty, and staff,

Today we announced plans to recommend a zero-percent tuition increase for the upcoming academic year along with the other campuses in the University of Tennessee System. Now more than ever, we need to do what we can to help students come here, stay here, and be successful in their studies.

This will be second time in three years that the Knoxville campus has held tuition steady, and it will be the first time that all four campuses have a zero-percent increase in the same year.

The proposal will go before our campus advisory board in early May. The advisory board will submit its recommendation to the Board of Trustees in June for a final decision.

From the beginning of the pandemic, we have strengthened our commitment to doing right by our students. That commitment includes refunding unused portions of dining, housing, and other fees, and it means holding tuition steady for the 2020–21 school year.

This is a challenging time for many of our students and their families. As a university, we will continue to do all we can to ensure that every student has the opportunity to continue their education and earn a degree.

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