Thursday, April 28, 2011

CPE sets tuition ceilings for Ky universities

This from H-L:
The Council on Postsecondary Education has set maximums for tuition increases at state-funded colleges and universities.

The panel met Thursday in Elizabethtown and set a maximum tuition and fee increase of 6 percent for the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, 5 percent for comprehensive universities and 4 percent for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

The six comprehensive universities are Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University.

Council officials said in a statement that the tuition increases were necessary to help offset cuts in state funding and expected increases in operating expenses and maintenance.

2 comments:

ethel_ross3 said...

I have a problem with The Council on Postsecondary Education setting tuition increases at state-funded colleges and universities.
I am graduating in May but I will be attending graduate school at one of the the six comprehensive universities. Probably Eastern Kentucky University.

I know even when I go out and buy groceries that everything has went up but there has to be a limit somewhere. I think of students that receive financial aide (me)and the money they receive is not getting increased by 5%. Council officials said in a statement that the tuition increases were necessary to help offset cuts in state funding and expected increases in operating expenses and maintenance BUT WHEN AND WHERE DOES IT END. HOW MUCH MORE WILL THE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS BE ABLE TO PAY ALONG WITH EVERYTHING ELSE GOING UP?

Richard Day said...

Actually, I think the financial aide may go up as well. My understanding is that financial aide is a fixed cost to the university and when tuition is raised, so is tuition assistance. Those not on financial aide feel the full effect of the increase.