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Kansas universities propose tuition, fee increases

TOPEKA – Kansas students at Wichita State University could see their tuition and fees for a semester of school increase by 5.5 percent in the fall.

A semester at WSU would cost $2,681.75 — or $139.50 more than the current rate of $2,542.25 — under a proposal presented to the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday.

The regents, who oversee the state's colleges and universities, listened to the heads of the six universities pitch their proposed increases; the board will likely vote on the proposals during its June meeting.

Other fee and tuition increases for Kansas students ranged between a $101 jump for Emporia State University students to $206.25 for Kansas University students who enter the compact system where they pay a fixed tuition rate for four years.

For more, read Friday's Wichita Eagle.

Here are the initial proposals for instate undergraduates:



Wichita State University


Current tuition and fees: $2,542.25

Proposed tuition and fees: $2,681.75

Dollar difference: $139.50

Percent increase: 5.5 percent

University of Kansas – standard

Current tuition and fees: $3,520.85

Proposed tuition and fees: $3,644.60

Dollar difference: $123.75

Percent increase: 3.5 percent

University of Kansas – compact

Current tuition and fees: $3,862.10

Proposed tuition and fees: $4,068.35

Dollar difference: $206.25

Percent increase: 5.3 percent

Kansas State University

Current tuition and fees: $3,313.65

Proposed tuition and fees: $3,434.75

Dollar difference: $121.10

Percent increase: 3.7 percent

Emporia State University

Current tuition and fees: $2,068

Proposed tuition and fees: $2,169

Dollar difference: $101

Percent increase: 4.9 percent

Pittsburgh State University

Current tuition and fees: $2,161

Proposed tuition and fees: $$2,296

Dollar difference: $135

Percent increase: 6.2

Fort Hays State University

Current tuition and fees: $1,770

Proposed tuition and fees: $1,881

Dollar difference: $111

Percent increase: 6.3 percent

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