Kansas Regents seek increase for higher education

KNSS News
September 20, 2019 - 6:35 pm
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The Kansas Board of Regents is requesting a $95.3 million increase in state tax funding for 32 universities and colleges in the system.

$50 million of that proposal advanced this week would go to the six public universities that some regents hope could result in a second year of tuition freezes for resident undergraduate students.

Under the proposed budget, Kansas community and technical colleges would share an additional $13.5 million. Most of that would be for promoting a statewide program that allows high school students earn college credit.

Other items in the budget include $10 million for need-based student financial aid, $10 million for deferred maintenance and $1 million for Washburn University.

The proposed budget goes to the governor's office, which will make budget recommendations in January.
 

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