UofL President Predicts Tuition Hike

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - University of Louisville President James Ramsey said he expects to propose a 5 percent tuition increase to offset a lean budget that could be hit with more cuts.

Such an increase would amount to an extra $190 a semester for Kentucky undergraduates, raising their tuition to $3,972 per semester, The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported.

"We know that this will create hardship for some of our students. We wish we didn't have to increase it," Ramsey said during a recent budget forum on campus that attracted only a handful of students.

Under the proposal, out-of-state undergraduates would pay $459 more a semester - for a total of $9,636. Any tuition increase must be approved by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and the university's board of trustees in May.

The University of Louisville imposed 9 percent tuition increases in the past several years. This year's smaller increase was expected after the council, which must approve tuition at all state institutions, imposed a 5 percent cap for in-state undergraduates attending the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.

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