WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed February 18, 2004
U-K President Says Tuition Increases Coming
Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky President Lee Todd has
informed a group of lawmakers that students
could see a 15 percent tuition increase next fall.
Todd says efforts to deal with state budget cuts
to higher education may force the tuition hike.
Students at the University of Kentucky had to
pay 15 percent more to attend last fall. Even with
the possible increase next fall, University officials
say less than half of the 33 million dollars in
operating revenue would be realized for next year.
The new tuition increase at the University of Kentucky
would be used to help cover the 14 million dollars
needed for a two percent raise for faculty and staff.