UK President Calls For Tuition Increase

University of Kentucky President Dr. Lee Todd has called for a 9% tuition increase for students and no pay raises for employees in his proposed budget.

Reports say UK will have to eliminate $14 million from the 2008-2009 budget.

However, Todd says UK will pay for all increases in employees' health insurance premiums.

He says the tuition increases are necessary because UK will lose $20 million in state money.

Out-of-state students would pay 6.6% more in tuition.


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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Apr 9, 2008 at 06:58 PM
    Mom in Maysville. Send them to a real college. Trust me. I wasted my money at UK.
  • by Mom Location: Maysville on Apr 9, 2008 at 09:56 AM
    It's to bad that UK feels the need to increase tuition because they are losing $20 million from the state. This is the state budget that approved golf courses and ATV trails along with other unnecessary expenses. The wrong people have been put in the positions that make the budget decisions and the people of Kentucky should be furious with them. I have to boy's that will tell you they want to go to College. With the years they still have before they get there I truly don't know how it will be possible.
  • by Earl Location: Hyden, KY on Apr 9, 2008 at 09:52 AM
    there is no reason in raising tuition every year! you have record enrollments year after year, meaning more $$$, but your not hiring new professors or your not building anything. STOP PAYING THE ATHLETIC BUDGET WITH GENERAL FUND MONEY !
  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2008 at 08:50 AM
    Thank you housing industry
  • by John Location: Lex on Apr 9, 2008 at 08:36 AM
    Greed Mr. Todd, is a good thing.

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