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BREAKING NEWS

Colleges Seeking Higher Tuition Hikes

KSAL StaffJune 13, 2016

Many of Kansas’ state universities are asking the system’s governing board this week to approve tuition increases higher than first proposed a month ago.

The University of Kansas wants tuition increased by 5 percent. That’s one percentage point higher than the school sought last month.

The state’s other universities propose tuition boosts ranging from 4.9 percent at Emporia State to 6 percent at Fort Hays State. Only the University of Kansas’ medical center and Wichita State did not increase their rate increase requests. They remain at 5 percent.

The revisions are in response to Gov. Sam Brownback’s signing last month of a state budget calling for additional higher education funding cuts.

The Kansas Board of Regents is to vote on the requests Wednesday.

Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World

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