The Northerner

NKU offers displaced CCU students 50 percent tuition discount

A view of Loch Norse.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

October 30, 2019

NKU is offering a 50 percent tuition discount to Cincinnati Christian University students for the next spring semester after the university abruptly announced it is closing its doors at the end of this fall semester. The closing, announced earlier this week, will displace nearly 700 students at the...

Tuition rate jumps as housing, dining and parking fees rise

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 26, 2019

It just got slightly more expensive to attend NKU. The Board of Regents approved several rate increases, including a 2.8 percent tuition hike, for various goods and services on campus during their March 20 meeting, on par with market changes. In a recommendation for the 2019-2020 academic year...

How NKU fights its shrinking enrollment

There are 1,250 less students enrolled at NKU now than in 2011. For every 13 that enrolled then, only 12 enroll now.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

October 24, 2018

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

The Board of Regents unanimously approved a 3 percent tuition increase and an operating budget that eliminates over 60 positions at a special meeting May 17, 2018.

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2018

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

The NKU Board of Regents announced a 4 percent tuition increase. Dining, housing and parking fee raises were also approved.

Cole Grecco, News Editor

April 28, 2017

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 Regent Dennis Repenning listens to a presentation by Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Ott Rowlands (left) during Wednesday's Board of Regents meeting.

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 3, 2016

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

The NKU Board of Regents approved the budget for the coming year, which includes cutting more than 100 staff and faculty positions. This photo is from the April 27 board meeting.

Matt Sexton, Political Editor

April 27, 2016

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

This slide from President Geoffrey Mearns' presentation shows how much tuition would increase at different percentage rates.

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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....

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