Kansas Board of Regents approve tuition increases for universities

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TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents has approved tuition and fee increases for all six public universities, citing a need to keep pace with rising costs and declining state support.

K-State is increasing its tuition by 1.1 percent after it announced in May a budget cut of $15 million for FY2019.

Full-time resident undergraduate students attending the University of Kansas in Lawrence will see a combined increase of about 3 percent. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the increase will bring the total cost of tuition plus fees to nearly $5,574 per semester.

The increase comes at a time when the university is also cutting its budget for the Lawrence campus by about $20 million.

Other state universities will impose tuition and fee increases ranging from 1.2 percent to 2.8 percent.

Total state funding for higher education in the upcoming year will be nearly $73 million less than it was a decade earlier.

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