UofL trustees approve budget, tuition and fees


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Board of Trustees today approved a $1.2 billion dollar budget for 2014-15. The new budget, which takes effect July 1, includes a 5 percent tuition increase for all in-state students and a 2.1 percent hike for nonresident undergraduates.

    The tuition increases will offset a $2.1 million state budget cut, provide $2.5 million in additional scholarships and cover increased health insurance costs and 2 percent raises for UofL faculty and staff.

    “This is another tough budget,” said UofL budget director Susan Howarth. “But it’s balanced and allows us to invest in our students, faculty, staff and strategic initiatives that will keep us on our upward trajectory.”

    Mark Hebert
    Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.