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Tuition Cap Continued, Part of Putting Students First

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2020)  University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto announced in an email to the campus community yesterday that tuition and mandatory fees for full-time undergraduate students will be capped for the spring semester. The email message is below.

Dear Campus Community, 

During the fall semester, we capped tuition and mandatory fees for all full-time undergraduates — regardless of how many in-person or online classes a student was taking. 

We plan to continue that cap on tuition and mandatory fees for the spring semester, which begins in late January.  

The move reinforces our commitment to student success. Access and affordability — consistency and fairness — are critical components of that commitment. Details of the cap include: 

  • For the spring semester, as with this past fall, tuition and mandatory fees will be capped at $6,242 for full-time undergraduate resident students and at $15,647 for non-resident students.
  • That cap will be implemented irrespective of how many courses a student takes in an in-person, online or hybrid (combination of both) format.
  • The cap ensures that students can explore the learning formats that are most beneficial and convenient to them, without worrying about additional costs.
  • For many students, this cap will mean savings of hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Note that any course fee, program fee or distance learning fee is not included in this cap. The distance learning fee, which is $10 per credit hour, supports infrastructure and technical support for remote course delivery. Course and program fees support labs and additional materials required for the instruction of the course. 

Additional information about all tuition and fees is available here.

I am thankful during this season of reflection to be part of a community that cares, a community that places students and their success first.

Eli Capilouto