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Fri February 27, 2009
Tution Increase Cap
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House and Senate leaders are applauding a proposal to cap public university tuition increases at or below five percent next school year. The proposal, to be considered next month by the Council on Postsecondary Education, pleases Senate President David Williams.
"I believe that the council has taken a good step toward capping and making and keeping more affordable higher education. And I believe that if they continue to make a good faith effort to do that, the General Assembly in my opinion won't address that issue in this session."
House Speaker Greg Stumbo concurs. The tuition hike at Murray State University was six percent for the current school year. Some state schools increased tuition by as much as nine percent.