Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Kentucky, Louisville boards raise tuition

Associated Press

LEXINGTON - It will likely cost more than $10,000 per year for students who live in the state to attend Kentucky's largest public universities in the fall.

The University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky boards of trustees approved tuition hikes of 5 percent for in-state students this week. It was the maximum increase allowed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, which must give final approval to all tuition increases.

Leaders at the other public universities are considering at or near the maximum tuition increases. The increases come after the state legislature approved a 1.5 percent budget cut for higher education. And they come as Democrats and Republicans battle for control of the House of Representatives.

The increases are already an issue in the 2015 governor's race. Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway made higher education part of his platform when announcing his candidacy earlier this week.

"Kentucky must lead in higher education. We must stop pricing the cost beyond the reach of many families," Conway said in a video announcing his candidacy.

University of Louisville trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase on Thursday that pushed the cost of attending the school to $10,236 for in-state students. University of Kentucky trustees followed on Friday with a 5 percent tuition increase.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha 152e78a33d074df7abcb5179af6adc80
Top Classifieds
  • Golden doodle Pups 5.5wks old CKC, Sh ... Details
  • HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised, Best H ... Details
  • PILLOW TOPmattress sets NEW in pl ... Details
  • 1990 Kubota B6200HST Tractor w/ 60 ... Details
  • 27HP 60' cut. 2014 Dixie Cho ... Details
  • 2010 Clayton 16x80 LIKE NEW! 270-489- ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't b ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Four scenarios eyed to keep Britain in EU
  2. Affirmative action fraud continues
  3. Mayfield votes 'Yes' on alcohol
  1. Mayfield votes 'Yes' on alcohol
  2. McCracken fixes zoning map problem at no additional cost
  3. Four scenarios eyed to keep Britain in EU
  1. Mayfield votes 'Yes' on alcohol
  2. Four scenarios eyed to keep Britain in EU
  3. Affirmative action fraud continues
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...