U. of Kentucky Will Raise Housing Costs in 2021 Despite Pandemic

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The University of Kentucky announced this week that it will increase on-campus housing costs for both undergraduate and graduate students in 2021.

According to a report by a local ABC affiliate, the University of Kentucky will increase on-campus housing costs for the 2021 and 2021 academic years. Tuition at the University of Kentucky is $12,360 each year for residents of the state of Kentucky and $30,680 for non-residents.

Housing at the University of Kentucky can cost as much as $5,259 per student each semester.  However, the cost of a semester varies based on the size of the room and the building.

This week, the board of trustees announced in a letter that it has approved a three percent increase for all on-campus housing options. The increase will apply to both undergraduate and graduate students that live on campus.

“The 2021-22 proposed rates for university-constructed undergraduate housing reflect a 3.0 percent increase for undergraduate housing. Break housing and early move-in rates increase 3.6-3.8 percent,” the letter reads.  “The 2021-22 proposed rates for university-constructed graduate and apartment housing reflect a 3.0 percent increase. The daily rate increase is 2.3-3.0 percent.”

In addition to rising housing costs, undergraduate students are required to purchase a costly dining plan. The lowest tier dining plan available to students costs over $1,500 each semester.

“All students living in undergraduate residence halls are required to purchase a dining plan, with the exception of University Flats. The dining rates and plans are based on the agreement with the university’s dining partner. The 2021-22 dining rates reflect an average increase of 3.1 percent,” the letter continues.

Breitbart News reported in May that the university’s entire cheerleading coaching staff was fired after cheerleaders at the university were found to have engaged in extreme hazing rituals that involved alcohol, nudity, and the chanting of a sexually-explicit song.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for more updates on this story.

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