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Council Approves Tuition Increase for Higher Education

by Devin Katayama on April 23, 2012

The Council on Postsecondary Education has approved a six percent tuition increase for the universities of Louisville and Kentucky.

The council also capped tuition at four percent for community colleges system and five percent for the state’s comprehensive universities. It’s expected these rate increases will result in over $40 million for the institutions but schools are still expected to accrue deficits due to cuts to the state budget and rising maintenance costs. [click to continue…]

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Council to Consider U of L Tuition Hike Request

by Rick Howlett April 19, 2012

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 […]

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Indiana Lawmakers Criticize Tuition Hikes

by Rick Howlett September 8, 2011

A bipartisan group of Indiana lawmakers says hikes in in-state tuition are making it harder for Hoosiers to attend college. State Budget Committee Chairman Jeff Espich said he called a hearing on the matter because tuition rates are quickly devouring average Hoosiers’ incomes and outpacing inflation. He cited figures that show average in-state tuition in […]

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Indiana Commission Recommends Limits for Tuition Increases

by Gabe Bullard May 13, 2011

Public universities in Indiana have been asked to limit their tuition increases to 2.5 to 3.5 percent for the next two years. The Higher Education Commission approved the limits today, though universities are not required to follow. The 3.5 percent cap is recommended for Indiana University and Purdue. Other schools, including Indiana University Southeast, have […]

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In-Depth Look at Rising College Tuition in Kentucky

by Brad Yost May 10, 2011

WFPL News Director Gabe Bullard hosted an hour-long program looking into the rising tuition costs at Kentucky colleges and universities.  The guests were University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey, Jefferson Community and Technical College President Dr. Tony Newberry, and Michael Gritton, the Executive Director of KentuckianaWorks.  The conversation examines the reasons for the rising […]

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WFPL News Special to Address Rising College Costs

by Laura Ellis May 10, 2011

Two weeks ago, the Council for Post-Secondary Education capped the amount that the Universities of Louisville and Kentucky can raise their tuition, limiting them to a 6% increase. UofL trustees approved a budget that raises tuition by the full 6%; UK did the same, and also raised fees for student housing and meal plans.

Today at 1pm, a WFPL News Special will talk about the rising costs of a college education with UofL President Dr. James Ramsey, JCTCS President Dr. Tony Newberry, and Michael Gritton, the Executive Director of KentuckianaWorks. Call 502-814-8255 during the broadcast to ask your questions and let us know how rising college costs have affected you.

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University of Kentucky Raises Tuition, Fees

by Laura Ellis April 25, 2011

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.

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U of L Panel To Consider Tuition Hike

by Rick Howlett May 12, 2010

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 […]

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Ivy Tech To Hold Hearing On Tuition Hike Proposal

by Rick Howlett July 12, 2009

Leaders of Indiana’s community college system will hold a public hearing Thursday on proposed tuition and fee increases for the next two academic years. Spokesperson Kelly Lucas says after the hearing, Ivy Tech’s Board of Trustees will vote on the plan, under which a student taking 15 credit hours would pay about $80 more per […]

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U Of L Board Cuts Raises, Increases Tuition

by Gabe Bullard June 11, 2009

Tuition at the University of Louisville will once again go up for the upcoming academic year.

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