Kansas regents OK university tuition increases

(AP)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ governing board of the state’s universities has signed off on requests to raise tuition higher than first proposed by many of the campuses.

The Kansas Board of Regents’ Wednesday in Topeka came weeks after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback cut higher education spending by 4 percent. That was one percent more than the state’s universities had expected.

Many of the campuses responded by pushing their tuition requests upward.

The University of Kansas’ tuition will rise by 5 percent. That’s one percent higher than the school sought last month.

The state’s other universities’ tuition boosts range from 4.9 percent at Emporia State to 6 percent at Fort Hays State. Only the University of Kansas’ medical center and Wichita State didn’t increase their rate requests. They will remain at 5 percent.

 

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