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University of Kentucky upping housing, dining rates in 2023

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Housing and dining rates are increasing for University of Kentucky students.

The UK Board of Trustees agreed to the higher rates at their December meeting, boosting housing costs by 4% and dining rates by nearly 9%.

While the university is touting the increase as still significantly lower than marketplace rent increases in Lexington, the reasons for the hike will sound familiar – namely inflation and rising costs.

UK executive vice president for finance and administration Eric Monday said the new housing rate is necessary to help pay rising operating costs and the dining plan rate is reflective of increasing food prices.

All students living in undergraduate residence halls are required to buy a dining plan, with the exception of those in University Flats halls.

The new rates take effect during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.