Possible tuition hikes at state universities

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?div_id=videoplayer-1370561331&height=510&page_count=5&pf_id=9622&va_id=4087155&width=480&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=480 height=510 div_id=videoplayer-1370561331 type=script]

Education is vital to the growth of Kansas, but with these budget cuts, it puts university officials in a tough spot.

Chair Regent, Tim Emert says,  ” One of the most damaging aspects of this budget is the salary provision, which introduces arbitrary cuts. The dollar amounts included in the salary provision were based on a snapshot in the time and on balances with absolutely no regard to the business of running a University.”

It was clear at the meeting, the Kansas Board of Regents was not happy about some of the decisions made by legislation about the nearly 50 million in cuts.

Board member, Dan Lykins says he was shocked by the decision. ” It’s just mind boggling to think this would come out of a group of legislators, that we assume would do what’s best for the state and best for Kansas. But it’s obvious that they’re not.

It’s just a waiting game to prepare, until the final figures are released.

A breakdown of possible tuition increases for students in the proposal: At KU’s  Lawrence campus, it could increase in-state tuition, for one semester, for a undergrad student by nearly 200 dollars. In the same proposal, the increase at K-State’s Manhattan campus could increase nearly 270 dollars.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s