Archive for Thursday, June 18, 2015

Kansas regents hold tuition, fee increases to 3.6 percent

June 18, 2015

— The Kansas Board of Regents is limiting increases in tuition and fees at state universities this fall to 3.6 percent after strictly interpreting a cap imposed by the Legislature.

The board's unanimous decision Thursday came a day after it told universities to revise their proposals on tuition and fees.

All universities initially proposed limiting tuition increases for undergraduates from Kansas to 3.6 percent, but some proposed increases for non-Kansas students or graduate students were as high as 6 percent.

Some proposed fee increases also would have boosted total tuition and fee costs for some Kansas undergraduates by 4.9 percent.

The Legislature's cap of 3.6 percent specifically applies to tuition, but several regents said it is more in line with lawmakers' wishes to limit fee increases as well.

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