Proposed Community College Tuition Hikes Halved

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Members of Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education has said five of the state's universities, including the community and technical college system, should not be allowed to raise tuition and fees as much as the schools proposed.

The staff of Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education is recommending that the community college system get less than half of the 13 percent tuition hike it wants.

The staff, instead, recommends the Kentucky Community and Technical College System be allowed an increase of 5.2 percent.

If the council adopts the staff recommendation, the community college system will be forced to cut an additional $11 million dollars from its 2008-2009 budget proposal.

KCTCS President Michael McCall said he would study the staff proposal and make the system's case again before a council committee on Thursday.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on May 8, 2008 at 10:01 PM
    Maybe if universities stopped SPENDING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every year they get more money and it seems there is still almost no where to parl the 1st month of every semester at any university. Yet the dean and all their freinds get nice salarys free housing and cars and such. Not to mention all the money spent on sports that dont turn a profit. As we all know baseball and tennis is a real career possibility in ky.
  • by anonymous Location: ky on May 8, 2008 at 08:42 PM
    We are already known as a state that is "under-educated" if we want to solve this problem, a tuition hike is not the way to do it. All college students are typically poor anyway and getting loans and credit cards to get through school. This just puts us more in to debt. Tuition just keeps getting higher and higher and some people wonder why people don't want to go to college. College students are the future... if we want it to be bright we need to do something about tuition.
  • by David Location: Georgetown on May 8, 2008 at 01:33 PM
    Now only if this state could get a committee to get the gas price increases cut in half we would be talking.
  • by Anonymous on May 8, 2008 at 09:13 AM
    What this state needs is a research university to answer some of our problems--like energy and food crisis. If you look at MIT they jump all over this stuff.


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