University of Louisville

Board OKs tuition increases at most Kentucky universities

The average cost of tuition and fees for four years at a public Kentucky university will be more than $39,000 this fall after state regulators approved increases Friday for most institutions.

All but two schools asked for the maximum increase allowed by the Council on Postsecondary Education. The University of Louisville did not raise tuition, and Kentucky State University's board of trustees has not had a meeting yet to ask for an increase.

Council President Bob King said the board approved the "sticker price" for tuition and mandatory fees. He said students rarely pay that full price because of financial aid and scholarships. But when adding room and board and...