McDonald's, citing the new U.S. tax law and the tightening job market, is expanding its 3-year-old education benefits program, tripling the amount of money some workers can get each year to help pay for college or trade school tuition.
The cost of a college education in Kentucky continues to inch upward. Meeting in Bowling Green today, the Council on Postsecondary Education approved tuition ceilings for the state’s public colleges and universities.
Democrats in the Kentucky House are backing a new proposed program to ensure free tuition for up to six semesters at the state’s community and technical colleges. The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program was formally unveiled Wednesday in the House chamber.
A proposal to freeze tuition at Kentucky Universities for four years failed to earn a motion in the Senate Education Committee Thursday. The bill’s sponsor says it may be a matter for a future legislative session.