Regents Approve 2.9% Increase in Tuition for In-State Undergraduates
The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents, meeting in regular session on April 20, approved a 2.9 percent increase in tuition for in-state undergraduate students for 2015-16.
Full-time EKU resident undergraduates will now pay $4,075 per semester, up from $3,960 a year ago.
The Board also approved an approximate 3 percent hike in meal plan costs and a 5 percent increase in residence hall rates. Tuition for Model Laboratory School students will remain the same, although the technology fee was increased from $200 to $250.
In other business, the Board:
· approved Lt. Gov. “Crit” Luallen as Spring Commencement speaker and honorary Doctor of Laws degree recipient on Friday evening, May 15. The University-wide ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at Roy Kidd Stadium. In addition, each academic college will hold its own convocation to honor its graduates.
· approved David Afsah-Mohallatee, professor of art, and Dr. Tom Appleton, professor of history, as the University’s 2015-17 Foundation Professors, EKU’s highest honor for teaching excellence.
* named the University’s herbarium in honor of long-time faculty member Dr. Ronald Jones. Jones, who joined the EKU biology faculty in 1981 and went on to earn Foundation Professor honors, is the author of the groundbreaking “Plant Life of Kentucky” as well as “Woody Plants of Kentucky and Tennessee: The Complete Winter Guide to Their Identification and Use.” With more than 75,000 specimens, the Jones Herbarium is the largest such facility in Kentucky.
Published on April 20, 2015