tuition rates http://wkyufm.org en Polite Reception For Obama College Cost Plan Belies Hurdles http://wkyufm.org/post/polite-reception-obama-college-cost-plan-belies-hurdles The big idea in President Obama's <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/08/22/fact-sheet-president-s-plan-make-college-more-affordable-better-bargain-">new proposal</a> for tackling the growing crisis in college affordability can be boiled down to this: linking federal higher education aid to a new grading system that would rate colleges and universities on the "value" they provide students.<p>While the president offered a series of ideas, the one with potentially the most bite would, come 2018, condition the size of Pell Grants — money the federal government provides for fi Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Frank James 35946 at http://wkyufm.org Polite Reception For Obama College Cost Plan Belies Hurdles EKU Board of Regents Adopts Plan with No Pay Raises, WKU Preparing for Budget Cuts http://wkyufm.org/post/eku-board-regents-adopts-plan-no-pay-raises-wku-preparing-budget-cuts <p></p><p>As WKU prepares for budget cuts ahead of the next fiscal year, another Kentucky university is making plans ahead of its next budget.</p><p>The Eastern Kentucky University board of regents has approved a spending plan that includes a three-percent in-state undergraduate tuition increase and no raises for employees. The three-percent tuition hike is the maximum allowed by the Council on Postsecondary Education.</p><p>WKU President Gary Ransdell had asked the CPE for a five-percent undergraduate tuition increase, saying it was needed to help the school move forward without budget cuts.</p><p>Dr. Ransdell says WKU will now have to look at cuts that will include personnel reductions. WKU vice-presidents have given Ransdell preliminary plans for cuts in their departments.</p><p>The issue will be taken up by the school’s board of regents at their meeting in late June. Wed, 01 May 2013 16:25:58 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio 30257 at http://wkyufm.org EKU Board of Regents Adopts Plan with No Pay Raises, WKU Preparing for Budget Cuts WKU Officials to Recommend 4.8 % Tuition Increase http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-officials-recommend-48-tuition-increase <p>At the conclusion of this morning&#39;s WKU Board of Regents Meeting, University President Dr. Gary Ransdell said University officials will recommend a tuition increase of less than five percent for in-state, undergraduate students. The Council on Postsecondary Education recently put a cap of 5 percent on tuition increases at WKU for next fall.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:00:38 +0000 Dan Modlin 11489 at http://wkyufm.org WKU Officials to Recommend 4.8 % Tuition Increase CPE Approves Tuition Hikes http://wkyufm.org/post/cpe-approves-tuition-hikes <p>The Council on Post Secondary Education has approved a tuition increase of up to six percent for students attending the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville this fall. Board members also approved a tuition hike of up to five percent for students attending WKU and other comprehensive universities in the bluegrass state. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:26:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 11125 at http://wkyufm.org CPE Approves Tuition Hikes