KU Faculty Seek More Benefits

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Some University of Kansas faculty and staff are asking for expanded tuition benefits for their families.

University officials say they will consider the request but note it could be difficult to fund more benefits in a time of tight state budgets.

A report released last month found that the University of Kansas lags behind many other public universities in tuition benefits for families of faculty and staff.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Kansas is the only Board of Regents university in the state that doesn’t offer assistance to dependents. Kansas and Washburn University are the only two in the state that don’t offer tuition assistance for spouses.

Supporters say improving tuition benefits would help attract top faculty and staff to Kansas.