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3:14 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Comer Promises Tuition Reimbursements, More Technical Education If Elected Kentucky Governor


Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says if he’s elected governor he’d essentially offer Kentucky students a $20,000 degree to University of Kentucky and University of Louisville if they can graduate in four years and then stay in the state.

Comer, who is seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination, on Thursday unveiled the education plank of his campaign.

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11:03 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

Shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.
LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 8:58 am

Look closely.

Buried deep in President Obama's 2016 budget (Page 41) is a proposal to cut up to 30 questions from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

The Obama administration has already done a lot to make the FAFSA easier — if not shorter. Online technology now allows students to skip questions that don't apply to them.

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3:44 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

University of Tennessee Raises Tuition 6% Ahead of State Board of Regents Vote


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.

Approval came Thursday during the board’s annual meeting in Knoxville.

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9:20 am
Thu May 29, 2014

WKCTC Students to See Tuition Increase

Students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College will see an increase in their college bills next semester.

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.

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8:40 am
Thu April 24, 2014

When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

For many low-income students, economic trends are making the prospect of getting into the college of their choice, and reaching graduation, even more difficult.

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 11:51 am

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.

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.

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11:08 am
Fri June 21, 2013

University of Tennessee Introduces Increased Tuition Fees


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. 

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3:39 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

KY Council on Postsecondary Education Approves 3% Tuition Cap

Credit Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education

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.

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12:48 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Report: Rising Tuition Costs Aside, Higher Education Still Worthwhile


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.

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.

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7:00 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Ill. Lt. Governor Says College Should Be Affordable

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.