The University of the Cumberlands announced Tuesday that it will be cutting tuition by 57 percent beginning in Fall 2019. Tuition for on-campus, undergraduate students will be reduced from $23,000 to $9,875.
University President Dr. Larry Cockrum has named this tuition reduction initiative “The Cumberlands Commitment.”
“We are making this change because we are committed to putting our students and families first by addressing the most significant hurdle to a college education, affordability,” Cockrum said in a release. “We want all students to know that with Cumberlands there is a clear and affordable path to a college degree.”
Cockrum made the announcement to Cumberlands students, faculty, and staff at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The initiative is a component of the University’s mission to serve students and families throughout the Appalachian Region. Currently, 82 percent of Cumberlands students come from Appalachia.
Under the new pricing model, Cumberlands will offer the lowest tuition of any private university in Kentucky and also offer tuition comparable to every public four-year institution in the state. The tuition plan will impact all on-campus undergraduate students.
For more information, see Wednesday’s edition of the News Journal.