FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2013 



University Tuition Increases Necessitated by State Funding Cuts

(Topeka) - The Kansas Board of Regents today approved increases in tuition rates at the state universities.

When the board approved the increases, they showed the percentage necessary to cover cuts to university funding approved by the 2013 legislature.

“We came to the conclusion these tuition increases are necessary to cover the budget cuts made by the 2013 legislature and increased fixed costs. The cuts imposed by the legislature forced us to increase tuition far more than what we would have otherwise done,” said Regent Kenny Wilk.

The table below shows the increases approved by the board and the percentage increase in the rates necessary to cover state general fund cuts made by the legislature.
  

  SGF Cut Tuition Rate Increase for
Undergraduate Residents
Percentage Increase in
Tuition Rates Necessary
to Cover SGF Cut
PSU        1,400,177 7.4% 4.4%
KU 3,291,036 4.9% 2.5%
KUMC 4,247,105 7.3% 12.0%
FHSU 845,188 3.4% 2.5%
KSU 6,282,122 7.0% 4.0%
ESU 1,487,246 6.5% 6.4%
WSU 2,086,075 8.0% 3.5%

 

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About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents, founded in 1925 and established in the Kansas Constitution, is the governing board of the six state universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, 19 community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, GED, career and technical education programs, and the state university retirement plans. The Board also approves private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas, and administers the Kan-ed network, a statewide network that provides broadband Internet access and distance learning capabilities for schools, hospitals, and libraries.

For more information, contact Mary Jane Stankiewicz at (785) 296-3421 or mjstankiewicz@ksbor.org.

Visit the Kansas Board of Regents online at www.kansasregents.org.