KU, other state colleges propose tuition increases of 3.6 percent
With fees, in-state undergrads at KU would pay a total of 4.9 percent more than last year
Kansas University and the state’s five other Board of Regents colleges are proposing tuition increases of 3.6 percent for in-state undergraduate students for the coming school year.
At the KU Lawrence campus, standard tuition for full-time in-state students would go up from $4,403 to $4,561 per semester, an increase of $158, according to a proposal released Wednesday morning by the Kansas Board of Regents.
The Board of Regents is scheduled to discuss tuition proposals for KU and the other schools Wednesday afternoon and vote on them Thursday.
KU is proposing the following tuition increases for other students:
• Out-of-state undergraduate tuition would go up from $11,473 to $11,909 per semester, an increase of $436, or 3.8 percent.
• In-state graduate student tuition would go up from $4,357 to $4,522, an increase of $165, or 3.8 percent.
• Out-of-state graduate student tuition would go up from $10,193 to $10,580, an increase of $387, or 3.8 percent.
• In-state KU Medical School students’ tuition would go up from $16,261 to $17,237, an increase of $976, or 6 percent.
• Out-of-state KU Medical School tuition would go up from $28,791 to $30,518, an increase of $1,727, or 6 percent.
On top of tuition increases, KU and the other colleges also are proposing fee increases, which the Regents also are expected to vote on Thursday.
At KU, combined tuition and fee increases would bump up the total amount students pay by 4.9 percent for in-state undergrads.
The other Regents schools are Kansas State, Wichita State, Emporia State, Pittsburg State and Fort Hays State universities.