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Council Sets 6% Maximum Tuition Increase For U Of L, UK

Associated Press/Gabe BullardThe Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has set tuition limits for the state's public universities and colleges for the 2010-2011 school year.The council met Friday and voted to allow state resident undergraduate tuition and fees to increase no more than 6 percent at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.It also set a 5 percent limit at Eastern, Western, Northern, Murray State and Morehead State universities, and a limit of 4 percent for the state's community colleges.The increases are one percent higher than the maximum allowed by the CPE last year. State universities and colleges have endured nine cuts in state funding in the last nine years.Any tuition increases must be approved by the schools' boards, then by the CPE.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.