Facing deficit, ULouisville plans to stick it to students

A couple months ago, I praised the president of the University of Louisville in Kentucky for turning down a $100,000 plus pay raise citing his university’s budget deficit and expected state budget cuts. (Very different from some public institutions here in Canada where presidential pay rates continue to skyrocket regardless of the balance sheet)

It appears ULouisville is being innovative in finding ways to increase the amount of money they milk from students and is making meal plans mandatory for off-campus students.

You read that right, mandatory meal plans for all students.

The best part for the university, if a student doesn’t use their meal plan, the money becomes pure profit.

It’s so sinister, I expect to see other universities follow suit.