WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri April 27, 2012
WKU Officials to Recommend 4.8 % Tuition Increase
At the conclusion of this morning'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.
Dr. Ransdell asked members of the Board's Finance Committee to make scheduling arrangements to hold a meeting on June first, to discuss the proposal. He stressed that the timing is very important, because the Council on Postsecondary Education meets on June 21st , and the WKU Regents were not scheduled to meet again until June 22nd.
Although tuition increases could vary somewhat for out of state students, Dr. Ransdell said the Finance Committee will hear a recommendation for the 4.8 % increase for in-state, undergraduate students.
In other Board developments, members approved a proposal to create Pedagogical Faculty Tracks. Discussion of new contracts for the Men's and Women's basketball coaches was delayed until the July 27th meeting.