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9:09 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Tuition Costs Expected To Rise

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The cost of a college education is set to go up again at public universities across Kentucky. 

The Courier Journal reports that the Council on Postsecondary Education gave permission for institutions to increase tuition as much as eight percent over the next two years.  The panel also allowed community colleges to implement a four percent increase over the same time period. 

"Since I've been on the council, the universities have been cut by the state every year. And every year, we have asked them to do more," said Pam Miller, chair of the higher-education council. "It's admirable that our campuses continue to maintain exceptional quality and service to students."

The council said they made the decision to help offset state cuts to higher education.  Students attending the University of Kentucky have seen their tuition costs go from $7,199 dollars at the start of the recession in 2007, to $10,110 for the 2013-2014 school year.  That’s an increase of 40% in six years.