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How NKU fights its shrinking enrollment

How NKU fights its shrinking enrollment

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Continued decline in enrollment could lead to further shortfalls, which means less spending on everything. This year’s shortfall occurred because NKU estimated the enrollment decline on historic data— but is there a precedent?

Fall tuition jumps 3 percent as division budgets, positions get clipped

Fall tuition jumps 3 percent as division budgets, positions get clipped

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

Undergraduate tuition is set to rise by $280 per year this fall as three university divisions are cut by $5.8 million to cover low enrollment and rising costs.

Board of Regents announce 4 percent tuition increase

Board of Regents announce 4 percent tuition increase

Cole Grecco, News Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

The NKU Board of Regents announced Wednesday there will be tuition increases as well as as increased prices in housing, parking and dining. With the increasing fees incoming changes to scholarships and financial aid was detailed as well. The Board of Regents also reported on employee raises as well...

NKU modifies master plan for new residence hall

NKU modifies master plan for new residence hall

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

The NKU Board of Regents voted Wednesday to approve the use of land currently occupied by Parking Lot F as a site for a new residence hall. A last-minute addition to the agenda, the issue was one of seven presidential recommendations that were passed in one vote by the board. According to backgroun...

BREAKING: NKU approves 3 percent tuition increase

BREAKING: NKU approves 3 percent tuition increase

Matt Sexton, Political Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

The Board of Regents for Northern Kentucky University approved a 3 percent undergraduate tuition increase for 2016-2017 during today's meeting in the Student Union.There will also be a 3 percent increase in housing costs and a 3 percent increase in parking costs.The plan approved was different than t...

Budget to cause tuition increases

Budget to cause tuition increases

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Retention rates, tuition increases and budget cuts were all key topics in NKU President Geoffrey Mearns’ Annual Budget Report on April 18. While Mearns was excited to announce that there will be no increase in the cost of parking, the university is currently considering multiple options for tu...

University raises tuition for 2015-16 school year by 3 percent

Tori Lentz, News Editor

March 19, 2015


Filed under News

The Board of Regents voted Wednesday to increase tuition for Kentucky residents by 3.12 percent, meaning Kentuckians will pay $11 more per credit hour next year. The increase means that the cost of attending NKU full-time in 2015-16 will cost $8,736 for Kentucky residents, a $264 increase from this...

Student debt impacts NKU alumni

Kassidy Stricklett, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2014


Filed under News

Whether he was doing homework, participating in fraternity events, running or working, Robert Hamm used to be your typical student here at NKU. But that all changed in May. In May of 2014, Hamm shipped out to Missouri for basic training in the National Guard. Part of his reasoning behind joining was becau...

New programs help students ‘leap’ into college life

Andrea Carter, Staff Writer

August 6, 2014


Filed under News

Conveniently located in a single suite of the University Center are the tools that students can use to succeed in their college careers. NKU’s University Connect and Persist (UCAP) and the Student Achievement Center (SAC) are offering services that help students with various and unique needs that foll...

College loans on the rise, students beware of future

September 12, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Viewpoints

Going to college is a serious business, in more ways than one. Student loan debt is on the rise with no end in sight. Northern Kentucky University should be active in making sure student loans don’t continue to rise. According to the U.S. Government, the national student loan debt is over $1 trillion....

Tuition once again increasing for fall

Tuition once again increasing for fall

Tara Derington, Staff writer

April 25, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

For the fourth year in a row, tuition prices will increase for Northern Kentucky University students. After receiving a 6.4 percent budget cut from the state, yearly tuition will rise $192 per semester for the average in-state undergraduate student enrolled in 12-16 credit hour courses. Double that amount...

Early grads not hurting the university

Early grads not hurting the university

Georgina Alamilla, Contributing writer

February 1, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, News

Northern Kentucky University does not lose money when students graduate early. NKU currently has 15,738 students who generate approximately $98 million in student tuition and scholarship fees per year. “Even though students who graduate early are no longer paying tuition, the university no longer...

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