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Panel approves tuition increase

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Council on Postsecondary Education has approved allowing Kentucky universities to increase tuition by up to 8 percent over the next two years.

The Courier-Journal reports the panel said on Tuesday that the increase is necessary due to less state funding and higher university expectations. The hike was capped at no more than 5 percent in either year and would apply to in-state undergraduate students.

The panel also allowed community colleges to increase tuition by 4 percent over the next two years.

Each school will decide individually how to adopt any increases.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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