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The Kentucky State Capitol dome breaks through the morning fog on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

The future of your financial journey at UK

Editorial Board March 3, 2022

The future of tuition payments doesn’t look entirely bright. College is downright unaffordable for many, and tuition has increased for the past 10 academic years at the University of Kentucky. House...

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Students hope for debt relief as government wavers on amount

Haley Simpkins February 22, 2021

Student debt forgiveness has been a major topic of conversation during the start of the Biden presidency, and students at UK are joining the discussion.According to the annual Federal Student Loan Portfolio,...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: A reflection on the true essential workers

Ryder Noah From April 19, 2020

This is the third installment of Ryder Noah's newest column, Quarantine Depression Diaries. When in school, the cliché way to convince students to work hard is by making them afraid of working at McDonald’s....

Kernel Opinion SIG

UK should not follow NYU in medical school tuition waiver

September 4, 2018

The New York School of Medicine recently announced that it would cover all of its medical school students’ tuition fees starting this year, including current students. This recent action has sparked...

Unpopular Opinion: College is not the best years of your life– Don’t believe the hype, get out as fast as you can

Kelsey Mattingly September 18, 2017

College is supposed to be the best four (or five-ish) years of your life, filled with memories and friendships to last a lifetime. The popular opinion is that everyone should spend as much time as they...

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Lack of financial education holds students back

Madison Rexroat November 1, 2016

In an article on, a case is made for reforms in financial education. Writer, Heather Long, reports that much like sex education, financial education is needed in schools to prepare students for...

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The true cost of education

Editorial Board October 19, 2016

For some, college is what they’ve worked for since day one. Forget the price, location or sports team, all that matters is the education they sweat and lose sleep for. In today’s world, that education...

Bill Clinton speech attracts students, discusses student debt

Cheyene Miller May 3, 2016

[email protected] president Bill Clinton dropped by campus Tuesday afternoon during his Kentucky bus tour to encourage students to vote for his wife and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in...

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden attend U.S. President Barack Obamas final State of the Union address at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama addresses student issues during his final State of the Union

Cheyene Miller January 13, 2016

In his last State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama spoke on several issues that could have major impacts on college students nationwide including the minimum wage and college tuition.Obama spoke...

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