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EKU approves tuition hike

Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents, meeting in regular session on Thursday, approved a 5% increase in undergraduate tuition for Kentucky residents.

The Board also approved a merger of the non-resident and targeted rates into one rate for out-of-state students. Non-resident undergraduates will now pay $8,232, still more than double the resident tuition rate of $3,660. The University is discontinuing the discounted non-resident tuition rate it established in 2000 for students from near-the-border counties in adjacent states but, at the same time, reducing the non-resident rate.

Resident and non-resident graduate tuition, assessed per credit hour, will also increase approximately 5%. The Board also approved a 5% increase in residence hall rates and a 3.5% increase in meal plan rates.

Tuition for Model Laboratory School students will increase 5% for nursery through eighth-grade and 6% for grades 9-12.

The university’s 2012-13 operating budget will not include an across-the-board salary increase for faculty and staff.

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