Tuition Hikes Possible

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Students at Western Kentucky
University will be paying a little more to study on the Hill next
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
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
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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  • by Jay Location: KY on Apr 18, 2008 at 07:23 AM
    Keep on raising can't afford to go to college unless you are of a "different nationality" anyway...The average person cannot afford to go while "others" get grants, scholarships, etc...good way to keep "dumbing" up Americans.
  • by sam Location: hazard on Apr 18, 2008 at 06:07 AM
    students and parents pay more why?--because your elected representatives(both demo&rep)have made a lot of bad choices especially pet projects such as 4-wheeler mud hole trails and golf courses verses funding education. Someone has to pay the bill for both and thats us the taxpayer.SAD.


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