Kansas holds the line on public college tuition rates

AP News Staff
June 20, 2019 - 8:15 am

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - State universities will not be increasing tuition this fall for undergraduate students from Kansas.

But the state Board of Regents on Wednesday approved tuition increases for some Kansas graduate students and out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students.

The regents considered tuition proposals after the Legislature increased state funding for their operations by $38 million for the 2019-20 school year, or nearly 6.5%. Some lawmakers said they expected the universities not to increase tuition in return.

Board of Regents members said they focused on helping undergraduates from Kansas the most and believe that they sent a clear message to lawmakers that they're holding the line on tuition.

All graduate students at the University of Kansas will see their tuition rise by 2.5% and at Kansas State University, by 1.5%.

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