300 Students left TSU because of Cost Last Fall Semester

Sticker shock grows at Tennessee universities

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State University freshman Brea Amos was ready to pack up and head home when school administrators found a last-minute scholarship that allowed her to stay at school.

Her financial need is a common problem in Tennessee public colleges as families struggle to keep up with skyrocketing attendance costs. At TSU alone, about 300 students quit school last fall because of money, President Glenda Glover said.

TSU President Glover, who took office in January, made increased donations for scholarships her immediate focus, and her team whittled the number leaving school for financial reasons to about 10 this semester, she said.

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