college tuition http://wkms.org en University of Tennessee Raises Tuition 6% Ahead of State Board of Regents Vote http://wkms.org/post/university-tennessee-raises-tuition-6-ahead-state-board-regents-vote <p>The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a six percent instate tuition increase for students attending the University of Tennessee at Martin, effective for the 2014 fall semester.</p><p>Approval came Thursday during the board’s annual meeting in Knoxville.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:44:16 +0000 Rob Canning 41424 at http://wkms.org University of Tennessee Raises Tuition 6% Ahead of State Board of Regents Vote WKCTC Students to See Tuition Increase http://wkms.org/post/wkctc-students-see-tuition-increase <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College will see an increase in their college bills next semester. </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Vice President of Business Affairs Susan Graves says the college will see a 2 percent tuition increase, raising cost per credit hour from $144 to $147 to cover general operating costs.</span></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 14:20:08 +0000 Allison Crawford 40912 at http://wkms.org WKCTC Students to See Tuition Increase When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions http://wkms.org/post/when-money-trumps-need-college-admissions At some schools, the admissions process itself can work against low-income students, according to Georgia Nugent, former president of Kenyon College and a senior fellow at the Council of Independent Colleges.<p>Nugent says during her tenure at Kenyon, there were low-income students at the bottom of the admissions list who sometimes weren't accepted so the school could make room for more affluent students.<p>"Approximately 90 percent of the class, we really did try to meet their full financial need," she says. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:40:39 +0000 NPR Staff 40106 at http://wkms.org When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions University of Tennessee Introduces Increased Tuition Fees http://wkms.org/post/university-tennessee-introduces-increased-tuition-fees <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees have approved a 6% instate tuition increase for its Martin campus. Tuition and fees will cost undergraduate students an additional $229 per semester and graduate students an additional $265.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:08:48 +0000 Rob Canning 32354 at http://wkms.org University of Tennessee Introduces Increased Tuition Fees KY Council on Postsecondary Education Approves 3% Tuition Cap http://wkms.org/post/ky-council-postsecondary-education-approves-3-tuition-cap <p>Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education approved a 3% ceiling for tuition increases for the 2013-14 academic year for in-state undergraduate students at Kentucky’s public colleges and universities. It is the smallest average tuition increase for Kentucky public institutions in 15 years. Last year the Council allowed up to a 5% increase. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:39:16 +0000 John Walker 30758 at http://wkms.org KY Council on Postsecondary Education Approves 3% Tuition Cap Report: Rising Tuition Costs Aside, Higher Education Still Worthwhile http://wkms.org/post/report-rising-tuition-costs-aside-higher-education-still-worthwhile <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Despite rising tuition costs, higher education is still worthwhile because college-degree holders have higher incomes and better opportunities for employment, according to a report released Friday by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Employers are increasingly requiring bachelor’s degrees as part of their hiring processes, the report said. In the next eight years, the report says, more than half of Kentucky jobs will require some sort of higher education. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:48:57 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27230 at http://wkms.org Report: Rising Tuition Costs Aside, Higher Education Still Worthwhile Ill. Lt. Governor Says College Should Be Affordable http://wkms.org/post/ill-lt-governor-says-college-should-be-affordable <p>Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says she supports making college tuition more affordable. She visited the University of Illinois-Chicago Thursday and presented a plan to stop rising tuition costs. She says both state and federal officials need to work together to bring costs down. While at the university, she shadowed two students in a chemistry lab work-study program. Simon’s office says increases in college tuition and fees have outpaced inflation, citing a Pew Research Center report that found students had an average of more than $26,000 in student loans in 2010. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:00:18 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 23150 at http://wkms.org Ill. Lt. Governor Says College Should Be Affordable