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TBR Approves Tuition Increase for 2016-17

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) approved tuition increases for all technical, two-year and four-year institutions governed by the system for the 2016-17 academic year.

At the University of Memphis, tuition will increase 2.3 percent for undergraduate, graduate and law students. This represents a $7 per credit hour increase for undergraduates, an $11 per credit hour increase for graduate students and an $18 per credit hour increase for students attending law school. There will be no additional increase for out-of-state students.

This announcement means that undergraduate in-state students taking a full academic course load of 12 hours will pay $7,488 per year, plus mandatory fees of $1,637. In-state graduate students taking at least ten hours will pay $9,800 a year, plus mandatory fees of $1,643. Students in the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will pay $16,688 plus $1,475 in mandatory fees.

The increase in undergraduate tuition is less than that of the previous year and continues to be well below the eight percent average increase in tuition at the UofM over the previous 15 years. The University of Memphis remains committed to maintaining affordability and accessibility for our students. We are able to keep tuition and fee increases low due to cost-saving initiatives and efficiency measures. Our goal is to provide a quality education in an environment that promotes and provides for student success.

M. David Rudd
President | Distinguished University Professor

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