A small tuition increase and no raises were approved yesterday by regents at Eastern Kentucky University. Tuition at the Richmond-based school will go up almost three-percent. That’s a fraction on the tuition increases seen in previous years, but within limits recently set by the state Council on Postsecondary Education.
Still, full-time undergraduates from Kentucky will pay over 37-hundred dollars a semester. Tuitions costs are also going up for graduate students and students at Eastern’s Model Laboratory school. EKU hopes to make the elementary and high school more self sufficient. Also going up is the “room and board” charged students who live on campus. EKU faculty and staff will also go another year without a salary increase. They’ve gotten one pay raise during in the last five years.