Tuition at the six state universities in Kansas will go up this fall. The Board of Regents agreed to hikes ranging from 2.5 to 2.9 percent. Kansas State sought a 3 percent increase, but lowered its request when it became clear the Regents were critical of the idea. Bill Feuerborn, a Regent and former state lawmaker, had hoped to keep tuition flatter.
The universities lost 4 percent of their state funding last year. The Legislature has agreed to restore a quarter of that in 2018 and 2019. University leaders say this still leaves them with less, while costs like utilities and health insurance rise.