WKU Tuition On The Rise

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Students at Western Kentucky University will be paying a little more to study on the Hill next year.

University president Gary Ransdell said Thursday the school will raise tuition 9 percent beginning in the fall to offset a reduction in money from the state.

State resident undergraduates will pay $3,492 a semester next fall, up from $3,208. Nonresident tuition will rise from $7,735 to $8,364.

The school will have to endure a 6 percent cut in money from the state, or about $5 million. Ransdell said the tuition increase will help offset the loss and assist the university in dealing with unavoidable cost increases like utilities, increase in minimum wage and retirement contributions.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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