Kansas universities seek tuition, fee increases

Wichita State Campus (KSN File Photo)
Wichita State Campus (KSN File Photo)

LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – All six state universities in Kansas have asked the Board of Regents to increase tuition and fees for the next incoming freshman class, with a 3.4 percent increase sought by the University of Kansas among the most moderate.

Emporia State’s 5.6 percent was the highest, followed by 5.5 percent at Pittsburg State, 5.2 percent at Kansas State, 4.9 percent at Wichita State and 2.5 percent at Fort Hays State.

The Kansas increase means incoming resident freshman would pay $170 more than the previous freshman class per semester, while out-of-state freshmen would pay $429 more.

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little says the increases are necessary because state higher education funding remains at pre-recession levels.

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