Morehead freezes tuition, takes other initiatives

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Morehead State University is freezing tuition, waiving some entrance requirements and reducing graduate course costs for teachers as part of the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the changes it has and likely will continue to cause across the state.

Called “Commitment to Kentucky,” Morehead announced the program Friday.

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“Nearly 85 percent of the students we serve are Kentuckians and many of our alumni have stayed to work and live in Kentucky. We are demonstrating our commitment to the Commonwealth with several initiatives that will help families during this unprecedented time,” MSU President Dr. Jay Morgan said in a statement.

Among other things, MSU’s initiatives include:

  • No increases to tuition or fees for the next academic year;
  • No requirements for standardized test scores for general admission for the fall 2020 semester;
  • Offer online summer courses and fall courses in a variety of formats; and
  • Reduce graduate tuition nearly $200 per credit hour for courses in the Volgenau College of Education as a commitment to our teachers in the Commonwealth for the next five years. More information is available at www.moreheadstate.edu/kyeducators.

“Morehead State University takes great pride in its more than 130-year history of serving our region, the Commonwealth, and beyond,” said Morgan. “We recognize that these times are unprecedented and challenging for all of us, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing affordable access to high quality academic programs.”

Morehead State is a comprehensive, residential university and is one of the most affordable and safest campuses in the Commonwealth. MSU has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best public regional universities in the South for 16 consecutive years.