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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State University is dropping a quarter of its students for nonpayment.
The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1oEx6OV ) says some of the bills are as high as $40,000 and have lasted two years.
The university faces a $7 million shortfall due to losing 645 students who hadn't paid, but interim President Raymond Burse said Wednesday that future cost savings may fill the gap. He said he expects about 200 students to pay their bills and return.
He says KSU has tried to help students who most need it and has given warnings and financial counseling to students for more than 18 months.
Enrollment last fall was 2,533.
Kentucky State paid balances for 111 students whose balances were less than $1,000. Burse also ordered $65,000 in scholarships and book vouchers for 42 students about to graduate this year or first-time students.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com