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The Murray State University Board of Regents has authorized a 3% increase in tuition and mandatory fees for the next academic year. The board voted on the increase and approved other rates in a special meeting on Friday. Student Regent Tori Wood voted against the rate increases.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

'Privatized' was the word Murray State University President Bob Davies repeated in a town hall forum on Friday addressing the budget and tuition.

The landscape of higher education is facing significant business model changes, said Murray State President Bob Davies, pointing to declining state appropriations as well as increased competition for students due to performance funding and other factors.

It's a fall tradition: Students don college sweatshirts and their parents, meanwhile, sweat the tuition bills.

One flash-in-the-pan movie this summer even featured a couple, played by Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, who start a casino to cope with their kids' college costs.

Annual tuition hikes have been pretty much a given in higher ed, but recently, there are signs that the decades-long rise in college costs is nearing a peak.

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The average cost of a four-year degree in Kentucky will be more than $39,000 this fall after state regulators approved tuition increases at all but two of the state's public universities.

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Regents for Kentucky's community and technical college system have approved a $6 per-credit-hour tuition increase.

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

The Spring semester is coming to a close at Murray State University and work is underway on establishing the next academic year. The Board of Regents recently approved an increase in tuition and fees for 2017-18. A tighter budget for the next year is also in its final weeks of crafting. MSU announced a Provost and VP for Academic Affairs and is considering changing athletics conferences. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with President Dr. Bob Davies about these things and more.

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Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents has approved tuition, meal plan, and residence hall rates for the fall semester. The EKU board voted Monday to increase undergraduate resident tuition by 5 percent.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University Board of Regents have authorized an increase in tuition, housing and dining rates for next academic year. The Board of Regents approved in a special meeting on Friday to increase tuition by 5%, housing by 4% and dining by 3%. 

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A Tennessee House panel has narrowly voted down a push to offer in-state tuition rates to public college students whose parents brought them to the country illegally, drawing tears from some students in the room.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University is considering a five percent tuition increase next academic year. President Bob Davies presented the plans at a tuition and fees forum Thursday afternoon. 

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