SUPPORT SB 75: TUITION FREEZES

Published on 21 February 2016 by in State Legislative Alerts

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Take Back Kentucky Legislative Action Alert

Support: Senate Bill 75: Tuition Freezes

2/22/2016

Call 1-800-372-7181

Sponsor(s):                 D. Seum, C. Girdler, J. Schickel

Status:                        Jan 12 Introduced, Jan 19 Assigned to Committee

Committee:                Senate Education

Timeframe:                 Committee every Thursday @ 11:30 AM in Annex Room 171

Message is for:           All Senate Leadership, YOUR Senator, and Members of the Senate Education Committee

Message:                     “Support SB 75, Educate Students instead of letting the Universities fleece them.”

Optional:                    E-mail the legislators on the committee. Example e-mail address: Firstname.Lastname@lrc.ky.gov . If that doesn’t work they have a contact page on their informational page.

Information:               This bill would freeze tuition and other incidental fees by State Public Universities for 4 years. At first glance one might think this is interference in the free market, but public universities are not private entities. Universities have continually increased the price on students year after year while investing in projects that do not enhance learning. Many top level positions at our public universities are paid excessively.  We feel this is good temporary measure to force the universities to look at cutting expenditures instead of putting everything on the backs of the students and then asking for taxpayer funds and bonds from the state.

TBK voted to support this bill but we would also like to see incidental fees defined as this puts a freeze on those as well. The concern is the universities may find other revenue generating avenues off of the students that would violate the spirt of this law.

 

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