Fort Hays State University is waiting on about $480,000 owed from the federal government.
FHSU President Dr. Edward Hammond tells KSAL News that the money is for tuition of military members from across the state who are enrolled at the Hays school. He says that the military doesn’t pay until twenty-percent of the curriculum is completed, so now is the time that payments would be received.
Hammond says that normally when tuition payments are unpaid a student can no longer attend class and the enrollment is cancelled. The school is working with each case individually to make sure this doesn’t happen under these special circumstances.
Hammond adds that “we know that eventually the government will be good for those payments”.
Military members from Fort Riley, and other locations around Kansas, are enrolled in courses both on-line and on-campus at Fort Hays State University.