Northern Kentucky regents adopt tuition hike

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Regents of Northern Kentucky University have approved a 5 percent hike in tuition, which will cost undergraduate students $240 more per semester.

The education cost per semester will be $3,744 for fulltime students in the fall. There is also a new $60 per semester student fee.

Tuition for most graduate degree programs will go up by a similar amount. State officials set a 5 percent increase cap on most four-year public colleges and are expected to approve the NKU decision this summer.

NKU President Jim Votruba says the university is still a very affordable option to the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville or Western Kentucky University.

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