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Murray State Board of Regents Discuss Tuition Changes at End of Year Meeting


In their last quarterly meeting of 2015, the Murray State University Board of Regents heard details of proposed changes to the University's tuition model.  

If the changes pass as-is, full-time tuition up to 15 hours would be assessed a flat amount.  Past 15, students would be charged at a 50% discounted per hour rate.  

If the Regents and the Council on Postsecondary Education approve, the new rates would go into effect in the summer of 2016 at the earliest and apply only to incoming first-year students.

Coupled with a proposed reduction in web-based class fees to $75 per credit hour, university officials say the overall change would initially be revenue-neutral and gradually increase MSU's revenues in subsequent semesters.

Todd Hatton hails from Paducah, Kentucky, where he got into radio under the auspices of the late, great John Stewart of WKYX while a student at Paducah Community College. He also worked at WKMS in the reel-to-reel tape days of the early 1990s before running off first to San Francisco, then Orlando in search of something to do when he grew up. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Murray State University. He vigorously resists adulthood and watches his wife, Angela Hatton, save the world one plastic bottle at a time.
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