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UK BOARD SETS NEW TUITION RATE;
SEEKS FUNDING AUTHORITY
FOR NEW BUILDINGS

By Ralph Derickson

 

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The new tuition schedule increases in-state, resident tuition for undergraduates from $1,635 per semester to $1,740. Out-of-state undergraduate tuition will be $5,016 per semester compared with the current semester's rate of $4,905.

President Todd also announced the appointment of Carolyn Bratt, a UK law professor, as chairperson of the President's Commission on the Status of Women at UK.

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Sept. 18, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved a new tuition schedule that will be effective for the fall 2002 semester. The board also approved a 2002-2004 capital budget request seeking funding authority for several new buildings including biological sciences, pharmacy, business and economics, law and architecture.

The tuition schedule increases in-state tuition for undergraduates from $1,635 per semester to $1,740 in the 2002-2003 academic year and to $1,836 for the 2003-2004 academic year. Out-of-state undergraduate tuition will be $5,016 per semester in 2002-2003 compared with the current semester's rate of $4,905 and will increase to $5,112 in the 2003-2004 academic year.

Lexington Community College tuition increases from $810 per semester to $876 and to $948 for the 2003-2004 academic year.

Graduate school tuition for Kentucky residents will be $1,926 per semester compared to the current $1,805 and will increase to $2,034 in the 2003-2004 academic year. Out-of-state graduate students will pay $5,535 per semester compared with the current $5,415. They will pay $5,643 in the 2003-2004 academic year.

The UK board also approved a biennial capital budget request that will be submitted to the Kentucky General Assembly seeking nearly $877 million in spending authority for new buildings and equipment for the university system and the University Hospital.

The funds would come from state general fund/bonds, federal funds and agency funds and bonds.

Top priority in the capital budget request was assigned to a new Morgan Building Addition-Part A and expansion of the Pharmacy Building. The Morgan building houses the Morgan School of Biological Sciences in which a major portion of students planning a career in the medical field receive their early training. This project has a total cost of about $29 million.

The Pharmacy Building on Rose Street houses UK's College of Pharmacy that is ranked third among all schools of pharmacy in the United States. About $45 million in funding authority is being sought for this project.

Other capital projects in the order of their priority in the 2002-2004 UK capital budget request and the level of their funding include a Gatton Building Complex (business and economics), $75 million; law school building, $65 million; Lexington Community College Campus expansion, $23 million, and a new architecture building, $15 million.

President Lee T. Todd Jr. also announced the appointment of Carolyn Bratt, a UK law professor, as chairperson of the newly created President's Commission on the Status of Women at UK. Bratt has been at the university for 27 years.

Another proposal approved by the UK board established a new UK policy permitting the conferral of an "Emeritus Staff" title on retired UK employees.

To be eligible for the designation, which carries no financial remuneration, a person must have served as a staff member at the time of their retirement, have at least 15 years of continuous service, show evidence of extraordinary and meritorious contributions to the fulfillment of the university's goals, and must have made noteworthy contributions to the nominee's professional field. .


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