Kansas Regents frustrated by universities' request for tuition increase

May 17, 2019 - 7:38 pm

Despite an increase in state funding for higher education, four the Kansas' six major universities are asking for tuition increases for next year.

During a meeting this past week, members of the Kansas Board of Regents expressed frustration with the university administrators for seeking increases.

The Wichita Eagle reports the board will vote on the proposals in June and it is unclear if there are enough votes to approve them.

The University of Kansas and Wichita State are asking for a 1% increase for Kansas residents. Emporia State requested a 2.5% increase and Kansas State is seeking a 3.1% hike. Pittsburg State and Fort Hays State did not ask for higher tuition.

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