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Does KU's Self make too much money?
¢ A columnist for the [Monterey County (Calif.) Herald] takes a shot at Bill Self's basketball coaching contract.If your math has failed you at this point, Coach Self has already banked $75,000 and could have received another $200,000, in addition to his annual salary, which, by the way, also allows him radio, television, shoe and clothing contracts that pay him more as well. Wow! Whatever happened to honor and glory and pride? That's what coaches used to coach for -- not money.¢ KU's "differential tuition" fee structure is mentioned in a story at [InsideHigherEd.com] about waning state support for public universities.At its March meeting, the Board of Regents at Arizona State University approved a $250 per semester tuition differential for upperclassmen in the journalism school which, as of 2008 will be housed in a new, downtown Phoenix facility. At the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the Board of Regents will consider two differential tuition policies, one for the School of Business and the other for the College of Engineering, next month. To the east, UW Milwaukee - now in its third year of differential tuition for undergraduates studying the arts, engineering, business and nursing - just added differential tuition for its architecture students this academic year, and is set for a promised review of its tuition policy this fall. Iowa State University also added differential tuition for upperclassmen in the College of Engineering just this year. But these universities weren't the pioneers. They join many institutions that already jumped on the pay-for-your-program bandwagon, such as the University of Kansas, which charges extra tuition for undergraduates studying architecture, business, education, engineering, fine arts, journalism and pharmacy, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Illinois, tuition is $834 more a year for fine arts students, plus $500 extra in books and supplies and $3,462 extra per year for students studying biology, business, chemistry, engineering (including agricultural engineering), math and computer science, and physics. That means an Illinois resident pursuing one of those fields would be paying $13,428 for tuition annually, compared to the $9,966 paid by a political science major. : http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/sports/16974462.htm : http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/03/26/tuition