Kentucky State University tuition will remain flat
The Kentucky State University Board of Regents voted during the regular June meeting to keep tuition at the same rate, continuing a recent trend to maintain affordability at the University.
President Brown said the University is currently doing well with collecting funds owed and increasing tuition could also increase uncollected revenue.
Also in consideration were families still struggling from the pandemic and the University's first-generation and low-income student populations.
In 2020, in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the economic security it caused, the Kentucky State University Board of Regents voted to keep tuition and housing flat for the 2020-21 academic year.
The Board then voted unanimously to not raise tuition and housing for Thorobreds for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.
In June 2019, the Board of Regents approved an agreement to lower tuition for out-of-state students.
The Board approved a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) to reduce non-resident tuition from $9,500 per semester to $5,775 per semester for students in the seven states contiguous to Kentucky, as well as Michigan.
Out-of-state tuition was reduced beginning with the Fall 2019 semester.
On the recommendation of President M. Christopher Brown II, the Board approved the Thorobred Promise Tuition Program, which encouraged students to graduate within four years. The program, which began in the 2018-19 academic year, is designed to boost graduation rates and cut down on the number of loans students acquire. With the guaranteed flat-tuition rate for four years, new first-year undergraduate students are encouraged to finish college in four years.