The Board of Regents will assemble Thursday at Kansas State University in Manhattan to establish tuition rates for the 1991-92 and 1992-93 academic years.
Regents previously settled on tuition charges for 1991-92, but pressure from state legislators prompted a staff recommendation that rates be revised upward.
"The University of Kansas is often called a bargain," Rep. Bob Vancrum, R-Overland Park, said. "Well, if you compare KU to other states, it's too good of a bargain."
Originally, tuition was to increase 3 percent for resident students and 10 percent for non-residents in 1991-92. The staff has proposed increases of 8 percent and 15 percent.
IF REGENTS adopt the staff's proposal, KU resident undergraduate tuition would be $662 per semester, an increase of $49 from the current figure.
Rates for other KU students would be: resident graduate, $834, $62 increase; non-resident undergraduate, $2,501, $326 increase; and non-resident graduate, $2,691, $351 increase.
For 1992-93, staff recommended tuition rise 10 percent for residents at KU, KSU and Wichita State University and 8 percent for residents at other schools. Non-residents would pay 12.5 percent more.
Regents also will consider a tuition task force's recommendation that tuition waiver programs for academically inclined students be created.
THE TASK force also proposed a program that would provide 125 Kansas students $3,000 scholarships and suggested a review of all financial aid programs.
The board also will:
Consider promotion and tenure recommendations. There are 59 KU Lawrence campus faculty up for promotion and 45 up for tenure.
Review a state legislative audit on Margin of Excellence spending that listed possible changes in accounting procedures.
Amend the KU building repair list to include remodeling projects at several academic buildings and renovation of the Carillon.