Council to Consider U of L Tuition Hike Request

University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey says he expects the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to approve U of L’s request for a six percent tuition hike that would take effect next academic year. Ramsey says for more than a decade now, his and other public institutions have had to find ways to offset […]

CPE President Says Higher Tuition Won’t Make Up for Budget Cuts

The head of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education foresees a dire future for higher education if the state can’t correct its budget woes soon. CPE President Robert King told a budget subcommittee today that Governor Steve Beshear’s 6.4 percent budget cut on higher education will definitely mean higher tuition for college students. But another increase won’t […]

Beshear Orders Review of Proposal to Add University of Pikeville to State System

After two prominent eastern Kentucky leaders pushed for the private University of Pikeville to become a state-supported institution, Governor Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that a study on the feasibility of adding the college to the state system will begin immediately. Over the past few weeks, former Governor Paul Patton, who is now president of UPIKE, […]

U of L Panel To Consider Tuition Hike

A University of Louisville trustees committee will meet Thursday to consider a tuition hike for the 2010-2011 academic year. Spokesperson Mark Hebert says the Finance Committee will vote on a recommendation to raise undergraduate tuition by six percent, as permitted by the state Council on Postsecondary Education. “What that means is that U of L’s […]

High Court Rules In Fox Dispute With State

By Tony McVeigh/Kentucky Public Radio The Kentucky Supreme Court has handed Virginia Fox, formerly of Kentucky Educational Television, a major victory in her legal battle with the state. In July 2007, then-Gov. Ernie Fletcher appointed Virginia Fox to the Council on Postsecondary Education for a term expiring December 2012. In 2008, the Kentucky Senate approved […]

College Credits Bill Clears Hurdle In Frankfort

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A bill making its way through the Kentucky General Assembly will make it easier for community college graduates to transfer course credits to state universities. In his State of the Commonwealth address, Gov. Steve Beshear called for a seamless transfer of course credits from community colleges to universities. A […]