Kansas Regents Ponder Higher College Tuition Increases
Kansas' governing board of the state's universities is weighing requests to raise tuition higher than first proposed by many of the campuses.
The Kansas Board of Regents takes up the matter Wednesday in Topeka, weeks after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback cut higher education spending by 4 percent. That was one percent more than the state's universities had expected.
Many of the campuses responded by pushing their tuition requests upward.
The University of Kansas wants tuition increased by 5 percent. That's one percent higher than the school sought last month.
The state's other universities propose tuition boosts ranging from 4.9 percent at Emporia State to 6 percent at Fort Hays State. Only the University of Kansas' medical center and Wichita State didn't increase their rate requests. They remain at 5 percent.