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This page analyzes the factors that help determine the overall cost of attaining a higher education from a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, beginning by reviewing state appropriations for higher education and how this affects tuition for TBR universities and community colleges. This section also reviews other resources the institutions have for generating revenue, such as private donations. Finally, the summary reviews pertinent financial aid data which indicates where students can receive additional funding for higher education. Click on a chart or on this link for more information on affordability.

Tuition and Fees
The chart below exams tuition trends at TBR universities and community colleges from 2000 to 2008.

Annual In-State Tuition: 2000 to 2008

Major Revenue Sources
The two major sources of funding for TBR institutions are revenue from student tuition and state appropriations.

Revenue by Source: 2000 to 2008 (millions of dollars)

Revenues and Expenditures
This chart and the corresponding table provide information about the funds available for each institution, including revenues and expenditures.

Percent of Total Expenditures: 2007

Sponsored Programs
The universities receive funding for research proposals from a variety of areas, the largest of which are federal and state grants.

Research Funds by Source: 2006-07
Research Source

Private Donations
All institutions receive additional funding from private donations, which can be made to the institution or to the campus foundation.

Private Giving: 2007-08 (thousands of dollars)
Private Giving

Financial Aid
Financial aid, specifically in the form of scholarships or grants, is a viable option for helping students who may not otherwise attend college.

Financial Aid: Fall 2006

Tennessee Board of Regents
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1415 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 350
Nashville, Tennessee 37217