University of Kentucky officials have proposed an increase in mandatory housing and meal fees. That’s on top of a plan to raise tuition six percent. At a budget form today, university treasurer Angie Martin announced that next year’s students will pay nine percent more for on-campus housing and an additional three percent for their meal plan. Although faculty and staff will receive their first pay raise in three years, Martin says some departments will have their budgets cut by 2.5 percent, despite the extra revenue from fee increases.
The budget proposal will raise the overall cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, to $15,880 per year, per student. It will be submitted to the university’s Board of Trustees on May 3rd.