Tuition Hikes Possible

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 nine 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 six percent cut in money from
the state, or about five million dollars. 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.

Officials of Eastern Kentucky University
will ask the state Board of Regents for an 8 percent tuition
increase, beginning in the fall.
EKU President Doug Whitlock says the proposed increase is 1
percent less than is being requested by the University of Kentucky
and the University of Louisville.
The increase would raise in-state tuition by $228, to $3,069 per
semester.
Whitlock discussed the request at a student forum in Richmond on
Wednesday. He will present it to the Regents on Tuesday.

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


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