Students at the University of Tennessee have had to deal with rising tuition for the last several years. This summer, the Board of Trustees raised tuition an additional 6 percent. This comes on the heels of last year's tuition increase of 8 percent.

Overall, the average increase per year has been 8 percent, meaning tuition has increased 56 percent in total since 2007.
Over the past 10 years, the average increase in fees totaled at 5.2 percent for public four year universities, according to the College Board Annual Survey of Colleges and Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System. This means that UT is about 3 percent above the national average for year-by-year tuition increase.

In 2007, total tuition was $5,120. This year, tuition is $8,270.