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FHSU Accepts $15,000 Degree Challenge

Associated Press - January 26, 2017 12:08 pm

Fort Hays State University could be generating electricity from wind turbines in the next few weeks

A Kansas university official has accepted Gov. Sam Brownback’s challenge to make it possible for a higher education student to receive a bachelor’s degree for $15,000 or less.

Interim Fort Hays State University President Andy Tompkins says that depending on the field of study, a student can get a degree for that cost if two years are spent at a community college and two years are spent at the university.

Tompkins, along with the presidents at Wichita State University and Emporia State University, spoke on the challenge to the House Higher Education Budget Subcommittee on Wednesday.

Brownback says his budget “fully funds 50 student scholarships to the institution that first accomplishes the $15,000 degree.”

Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News