Universities Defend Higher Tuition Proposals

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's public universities are defending their proposed tuition hikes before the Council on Postsecondary Education.
University leaders are trying to gain support for the tuition increases amid state funding cuts.
Thursday marked the second day of testimony on the proposed
increases, which range from about 6 percent to 9 percent at different public universities in the state.
The council is scheduled to decide on tuition rates at a meeting late next week.
Kentucky is facing a $900 million revenue shortfall over the next two years. State lawmakers recently approved a two-year, $19 billion state budget that included about 3 percent funding cuts to universities.

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  • by DC Location: Hazard on May 2, 2008 at 07:07 AM
    UK, you guys are a bunch of dirty birds! We are FED UP with the way you treat our childred! You folks extort our hard earned money all the while gouging on and on and on. Ask ANY parents who have had to put up with the calous treatment we have have received at the hands of UK. I will NOT support more of my tax money to be thrown at the brick wall called UK.
  • by Jan Location: Pikeville Ky on May 1, 2008 at 03:30 PM
    What joke this is!!!!! Someone needs to go thru the State and take down the signs that says EDUCATION PAYS !! With tuition increase this is just something else for students to worry with..My child is a recent graduate from UK..There is alot of extra costs such as advisers giving misinformation , forcing students to attend an extra semester, selling parking passes on lots that cannot accommodate the number of passes sold. Then turn around and pay a parking fine when someone else grabbed their paid space. My child (ALONG WITH 7 OTHER GRADUATES) applied twice to the UK Pharmacy program with no luck UK graduates should have a priority. guess what these 7 are now medical doctors. They were not educated at UK.....Go figure this one!!!!! UK obviously values sports more then students...But it takes students to keep UK going.....
  • by Anonymous on May 1, 2008 at 02:36 PM
    Who cares about the future. This is kentucky.
  • by PEED OFF Location: GET BENT on May 1, 2008 at 01:21 PM
    What a joke increase tax on liquor if you need money for the state this place is a joke morons in office!!!!!!!
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on May 1, 2008 at 12:36 PM
    Gotta make sure they have enuff cash to cover the same-sex cohabitants healthcare policies.
  • by Parent on May 1, 2008 at 11:35 AM
    And I defend not paying your higher tuition proposals. Why an increase every year? Where is the money going? What kind of raise are the profs getting? 6 percent one year, 9 percent another, 8 percent another...when does it stop? My pay never goes up that much. Remember, we only have 10 years to pay on a student loan that will eventually equate to what we paid for a house and we have 30 years to pay that off at a LOWER interest rate than 8 percent. Give it a break guys; we don't need an increase.


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