Seventy percent of the Kentucky State University students kicked out of school last week for unpaid bills have returned to classes.
School officials reported that 452 of the 645 students had paid their balances in full or had set up payment plans as of Wednesday.
Kentucky State's current enrollment is 1,881.
Interim President Raymond M. Burse sent a campuswide email message thanking the students for taking action quickly.
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"We have more work to do," Burse wrote Tuesday in the email message. "I extend my thanks to the students and parents who answered my call for action and accountability.
"Once students understood that the university was serious about their charges being paid up front," Burse said, "a large number of them found resources to meet their financial obligations to KSU."
A total of 193 student accounts remain unpaid, and those students remain unenrolled.
Last week, Burse said the total of unpaid debts would cause a $7 million budget hole. He also called the purge the beginning of numerous changes at Kentucky State.