Education
11:25 am
Wed May 1, 2013

EKU Board of Regents Adopts Plan with No Pay Raises, WKU Preparing for Budget Cuts

The CPE has given public universities and colleges in Kentucky the ability to increase undergraduate in-state tuition by 3%.
The CPE has given public universities and colleges in Kentucky the ability to increase undergraduate in-state tuition by 3%.

As WKU prepares for budget cuts ahead of the next fiscal year, another Kentucky university is making plans ahead of its next budget.

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.

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.

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.

The issue will be taken up by the school’s board of regents at their meeting in late June.