Kansas Board of Regents to vote on tuition increase this week

TOPEKA | The Kansas Board of Regents will decide Thursday how much to raise tuition for the next school year.

Board spokesman Kip Peterson said it's a question of how much the increase will be at the six state universities, not whether there will be an increase.

Last month, the regents said an additional $17 million, or 3 percent, in budget cuts by the Legislature had to be made up with higher tuition. Some regents said the increases shouldn't exceed the amount needed to cover the latest round of budget cuts.

The regents promised legislators in March to freeze tuition for Kansas residents, under certain conditions. But they said last month the latest cuts made that impossible.