Kansas' public universities are proposing tuition increases to offset higher operating costs and past cuts in state funding.


 

Kansas' public universities are proposing tuition increases to offset higher operating costs and past cuts in state funding.

University officials outlined their proposals Thursday to the state Board of Regents, which plans to act next month. The higher tuition would take effect this fall.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the proposed increases for undergraduates from Kansas range from 4.1 percent at Fort Hays State University to 8.2 percent at the University of Kansas.

Several regents said they accept the need to raise tuition, and they noted that student leaders have endorsed the proposed increases.

University of Kansas interim provost Danny Anderson said raising tuition will maintain the quality of programs.