Kansas universities request tuition hikes for fall semester

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Kansas Board of Regents received requests from five of state's public universities to raise tuition of the fall semester.

Both Wichita State University and the University of Kansas requested approval for a 1% tuition increase.

Wichita State says the request would be its lowest tuition percentage increase in at least 30 years, amounting to $34 more a semester for an undergraduate taking 15 hours of courses, paying in-state tuition. KU's would amount to $50 more a semester.

"Wichita State’s historically low increase request is based on increased funding from the Kansas Legislature to help hold down student costs," said Wichita State in a press release.

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Kansas State University requested a 3.1% increase for both it's Manhattan and Polytechnic campuses. The increase would result in $145 more a semester for students in Manhattan and $135 for those in Salina.

Emporia State University requested a 2.5% increase at $65 more a semester for undergraduates.

Fort Hays State, Pittsburg State and KU Med Center are not seeking to raise tuition.

The Kansas Board of Regents will make its final decision on all increases in mid-June.