State Universities Propose Up to 6% Tuition Hike

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Officials at the state's six universities are proposing to raise tuition this fall by as much as 6 percent.

The charges would generate $22 million in revenue over the next academic year. The universities would use the money for faculty increases and to sustain ongoing programs.

The plans were presented Thursday to the Kansas Board of Regents, who will vote on the proposals next month.

Tuition increases would vary by institution. The University of Kansas is proposing a 6 percent increase for full-time, undergraduate and graduate students. But the university is also seeking to extend a program that locks in tuition rates for incoming freshmen for four years.

Kansas State University is proposing no increase for students on its Salina campus.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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