Tuition at Eastern Kentucky University will go up 5 percent for in-state undergraduates this fall.
The increase was incorporated in the 2012-2013 operating budget approved Monday by the Board of Regents.
Even with the increase, the school said in a news release that its tuition rate is still "in the middle of the pack among four-year public universities in Kentucky."
An across-the-board salary increase for faculty and staff is not included in the budget.
This year's operating budget, less restricted funds, is $235.8 million, or about 1 percent more than last year.
Like all public institutions, EKU's state appropriations decreased by 6.4 percent — in EKU's case $4.6 million — for the upcoming year, according to the news release.