Eastern Kentucky tuition, housing cost to rise this fall

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) – Tuition for Eastern Kentucky University is set to rise by 5 percent this fall, bringing in-state undergraduate tuition to $8,996 a year.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/2otfn9i ) that the EKU Board of Regents approved the hike Monday, along with a 10 percent increase in housing costs and 3.5 percent increase in dining plan costs.

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EKU spokeswoman Kristi Middleton says the rate increase corresponds with the declining amount of state funding. Kentucky’s two-year state budget cut university funding by 4.5 percent, while EKU’s state pension contribution has risen by between $12 million to $13 million in the past two years.

The Council of Postsecondary Education set limits last month ranging from 3 to 5 percent on how much each public university could raise tuition.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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