News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron General

Knight Foundation

Akron Children's Hospital


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


Kent State is boosting tuition by 1.5 percent, a half percent below the state cap
University's $638 million budget is an increase of about $20 million
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

Kent State is boosting tuition by 1.5 percent, a half percent below the state cap.

The trustees also voted this morning to devote the roughly $4.75 million raised by the increase to merit-based scholarships, with roughly a third designated for incoming freshmen.

University spokesman Eric Mansfield  says the scholarships are part of the university's “First Choice” initiative to draw higher-achieving students, who have a better chance of graduating.

LISTEN: A bigger budget

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:25)


"I think this is a very good-news day for us because it’s a modest increase, it's giving back to the students, the efficiency of our spending is reflected in the new budget and our incoming class with a 3.3 average GPA  should spell success.
"We do anticipate a small increase in the state funding this year, but the model also shows a decrease  in the second year, so the trustees are trying to plan for that as well.”

Kent has reached its maximum for freshman admissions on the main campus for the fall.

The university is also freezing most fees, though it is charging extra for students who take more than 16 credit hours in a semester. Mansfield says that affects less than 10 percent of the student body.

Akron and Cleveland State have approved 2 percent tuition hikes, though Cleveland is offering a rebate to students based on their academics. Miami went with a 1.5 percent hike and Ohio State is freezing tuition.

LISTEN: Incoming Kent students
Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download
(0:13)


Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio lawmakers compromise on teacher evaluation changes
The problem schools have is too much government intervention so what do the Republicans do...add more. As a conservative this liberal style is why I left the p...

What the U.S. Supreme Court ruling means for early voting
r.gov trying to slow down voters to stop the people from voting out the r. govener

Cleveland Orchestra heads home from Europe
So proud to be a lifetime Clevelander! Yes, our Orchestra is the best ambassador a city could hope for! My wife and I happened to hear the European Festival T...

Northeast Ohio undocumented immigrants praying for a miracle
Stop it, just stop it. They are not undocumented but illegal aliens. I live in a 'sanctuary' city and it's not pretty. Dahlberg is a notorious trouble maker in ...

Ohio survey shows low-income people are choosing phones over food
Where is this study published? no sign of it on google scholar. is there a cite

The Akron Sound rocks the porches
fabulous group interview! you covered so much in so little time. wish i could be there for porch rockr.

Head of Ohio Dems says Kasich administration is lying about Suarez contacts
when Kasich's mouth is open , he's lying. Look what he did at Lehmans brothers and then lied about it all during the campaign. If a GOP didn't lie, he or she ...

Canton's Basilica of St. John absorbs news of the pope at morning Mass
Hello Chris,Marina,and Patrice, I just read this article and you all look great. I'm on facebook Jean Dutcher in blue and white stripped blouse. I"M so glad to ...

Exploradio: Avoiding the 'acting-white' trap
Growing-up black and being black should not determine that you will not speak well or will not be a high achiever in your goals in life.But society te nds to la...

Charter-school supporters to rally at Statehouse
I am on the bus now headed to the rally. Horizon is an excellent school. My son is is 7 th grade. The teachers and administrators are top notch and spend so m...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University