9:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Kentucky House OKs College Scholarship Program for Coal Counties

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A bill that would provide up to $5,000 in college scholarships for high-school students in Kentucky's coal-producing counties has passed the state House.

Lawmakers voted 92 to 0 in support of the bill. It would establish the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Program, which would promote bachelor’s degree attainment for students in Eastern and Western Kentucky.

The plan will use about $4 million in coal-severance funds set aside in Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed budget.

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4:44 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Kentucky's Financial Aid Agency Requests What Its Owed


More than 100,000 Kentucky college students eligible for state financial aid will not receive it this year, according to the agency responsible for overseeing the scholarships.

That's been the story over the past few years. Now, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority is trying to restore funding its owed to help a few thousand more students get money for college.

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2:39 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Funding for Higher Education Lags Since Recession, Report Says

Credit From the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities report.

Kentucky follows the national trend of allocating less funding for higher education since the recession, according to the latest education report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

The report released Tuesday says Kentucky has cut higher education since 2008 by 26 percent—or $2,663 per student—when adjusted for inflation. That’s only slightly better than the national average of 28 percent, the report says.

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2:53 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

IU Unveils Tuition Break For "On Time" Grads

Indiana University students who graduate within four years could pay less tuition than those who take longer under a plan unveiled this week by President Michael McRobbie.

The on-time completion award program will freeze tuition for students after their sophomore year if they are on track to graduate in four years.

The program takes effect next fall. It will provide eligible students financial awards equal to any increase in tuition and fees that they would otherwise incur during their final two years at IU.

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1:22 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Community and Technical Schools Increase Tuition, Approve Staff Raises


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s (KCTCS) board has approved a tuition increase and raises for full-time staff for next year.

The state’s Council on Post-Secondary Education still needs to grant final approval this Thursday, but the KCTCS is within the council’s four percent tuition cap.

In-state students will now pay $140 per credit hour. For students living in contiguous counties to Kentucky that amount will be $280 and nearly $500 for all other out-of-state students.

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1:22 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Council Approves Tuition Increase for Higher Education


The Council on Postsecondary Education has approved a six percent tuition increase for the universities of Louisville and Kentucky.

It also capped tuition at four percent for community colleges system and five percent for the state’s comprehensive universities. These rate increases will result in over $40 million for the institutions but schools are still expected to accrue deficits due to cuts to the state budget and rising maintenance costs.

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