8% Tuition Hike Proposed At EKU

Students at Eastern Kentucky University may be paying more to attend classes there in the fall.

University leaders say they'll ask the state Board of Regents for an eight percent tuition increase. If approved, each in-state student would have to pay an extra 228 dollars, starting this fall.

EKU President Doug Whitlock discussed the proposal during a forum with students on Wednesday night.

Last week, the University of Kentucky proposed a nine percent tuition hike. That proposal also has to be approved.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2008 at 12:49 PM
    EKU did not have the forum last night becaues of a schedule conflict. Students should be allowed to have a say and to know what the money is going for. The state is only taking 3%.
  • by Tom Location: Lexington on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:55 AM
    Keep raising the prices and the kids will quit. Then what good will the price increase be. Parents should not have to be in debt for years after their child graduates rpaying the loans for thier childs education.
  • by Bryan Location: Kentucky on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:45 AM
    When I went to EKU, tuition went up every semester I was there. From the time I started, to the time I finished, the increase was well over $228. I don't remember it being discussed like this, it just happened. But I never saw any improvements with the increased income the school got. Seems like most of it went to the new sports buildings that kept popping up on campus.


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