Topeka The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved making Kansas University’s legacy tuition program permanent.
Jayhawks Generation Scholarship Program gives discounts to out-of-state freshman whose parents or grandparents are KU graduates to enroll at KU.
“There has been a great deal of interest generated by this program,” KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little told the regents.
In the plan, a qualifying student receives a 12 percent tuition discount from the out-of-state student rate if the student received an ACT score of 26 to 29. Students scoring 30 or higher receive a 20 percent discount.
The regents approved the program on a temporary basis for the fall of 2009.
KU has 123 students in the Jayhawk Generations program.
In voting to make the program permanent, the regents also allowed KU to make changes in it.
In addition to the current tuition reductions, KU will add another one for the fall 2011 semester. Those scoring 34 or more on the ACT will get a 30 percent discount.