Proposed Community College Tuition Hikes Halved

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Members of Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education has said five of the state's universities, including the community and technical college system, should not be allowed to raise tuition and fees as much as the schools proposed.

The staff of Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education is recommending that the community college system get less than half of the 13 percent tuition hike it wants.

The staff, instead, recommends the Kentucky Community and Technical College System be allowed an increase of 5.2 percent.

If the council adopts the staff recommendation, the community college system will be forced to cut an additional $11 million dollars from its 2008-2009 budget proposal.

KCTCS President Michael McCall said he would study the staff proposal and make the system's case again before a council committee on Thursday.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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