The Richmond Register

Education

April 30, 2013

EKU tuition going up 2.95 percent

Meals going up 3 percent, dorm rooms 5 percent

RICHMOND — Eastern Kentucky University’s board of regents Tuesday approved a 2.95 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for Kentucky residents.

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education had earlier approved a tuition rate increase ceiling of 3 percent for resident undergraduate tuition.

Full-time resident undergraduates will pay $3,768 per semester beginning in the fall.

Resident graduate tuition will increase $15 per credit hour, or 3.41 percent.

Out-of-state tuition for full-time students will be $8,304 per semester, an increase of $72 from the previous year.

Meal plan rates for EKU students will rise an average of no more than 3 percent, in accordance with the “Food Away from Home” category of the South Region Consumer Price Index. The percentage of actual increase will vary from plan to plan.

The regents also approved a 5 percent increase in residence hall rates.

EKU faculty and staff will not receive an across-the-board raise for 2013-14.In other business, the Board approved changes to the university’s admissions criteria. Students will be granted full admission to Eastern if they have graduated from an accredited high school and earned a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or have submitted a minimum ACT composite score of 20 or SAT combined verbal/critical reading score of 950 or higher, and met the Kentucky Pre-College Curriculum, and have submitted an official six-semester high school transcript or GED diploma, or documentation indicating completion of an EKU-approved home-school or distance learning high school program.

Students who meet the criteria for full admission and have ACT (or equivalent SAT) subject scores below 18 in English or 20 in reading, or are missing Pre-College Curriculum requirements, will be granted admission to the university in a Directed Admission category.

Students who do not meet the specified criteria for full or directed admission and have a high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be granted admission to the university through the Success First initiative, by which students will be admitted to associate-level programs initially until they demonstrate academic success.

The board also:

• Authorized regents chair Craig Turner to negotiate salary and terms and conditions of employment with incoming EKU President Dr. Michael T. Benson. "We hope to have that wrapped up within seven days," he said.

• Approved naming the Student Success Building the Charles Douglas Whitlock Building in honor of EKU's 11th president, who last year announced his retirement, effective July 31 of this year.

• Granted Whitlock the title president emeritus.

• Welcomed new Faculty Regent Dr. Amy Thieme and approved a resolution citing the contributions of former Faculty Regent Dr. Malcolm Frisbie, who had served in the position since 2007.

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