TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Students at public universities in Kansas will pay as much as 6.9 percent more for tuition this fall.
The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved tuition increases proposed by officials of the six public universities and the University of Kansas Medical Center.
For undergraduates from Kansas, increases will range from 2.9 percent at Fort Hays State University to 6.2 percent at Emporia State.
The biggest increase will be 6.9 percent for newly enrolling out-of-state undergraduates at the University of Kansas. Fort Hays State sought no increase for out-of-state undergraduates.
The increases are expected to raise an additional $31 million in the next academic year. Officials of the institutions said the money will cover higher operating costs and extra pay for employees.
A summary of undergraduate tuition effective with the fall 2012 semester as approved Wednesday by the state Board of Regents:
Figures are for a single semester and assume a student is taking 15 credit hours if the institution charges by the hour.
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
Kansas residents, standard: $4,000, up $194, or 5.1 percent.
Kansas residents, compact: $4,395, up $213, or 5.1 percent. Students who participate in the compact program have a single, guaranteed rate for four years.
Out-of-state students, standard: $10,421, up $671, or 6.9 percent.
Out-of-state students, compact: $11,430, up $555, or 5.1 percent.
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER
Kansas residents: $3,910, up $225, or 6 percent.
Out-of-state students: $10,271, up $581, or 6 percent.
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, MANHATTAN
Kansas residents: $3,659, up $191, or 5.5 percent.
Out-of-state students: $9,708, up $507, or 5.5 percent.
KANSAS STATE, SALINA
Kansas residents: $3,476, up $182, or 5.5 percent.
Out-of-state students: $9,207, up $480, or 5.5 percent.
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
Kansas residents: $2,603, up $100, or 4 percent.
Out-of-state students: $6,620, up $100, or 1.5 percent.
PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
Kansas residents: $2,193, up $127, or 6.1 percent.
Out-of-state students: $6,971, up $403, or 6.1 percent.
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Kansas residents: $2,051, up $119, or 6.2 percent.
Out-of-state students: $7,578, up $456, or 6.4 percent.
FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY
Kansas residents: $1,625, up $47, or 2.9 percent.
Out-of-state students: $5,716, no change.