Tuition increase proposed for upcoming semesters


The six Board of Regents universities, including K-State, proposed a tuition increase of 3.6 percent for the upcoming school year.

This increase would see costs rise from $369.05 a credit hour to $382.33 for undergraduates, including student privilege fees. Last year, the board accepted a proposal to increase tuition by 5 percent.

However, language in the recently passed budget in Topeka limits the amount of tuition increase to a cap of 2 percent plus an additional amount based on the consumer price index. The 3.6 percent increase is the most allowed under the new budget for fiscal year 2016. President Kirk Schulz was not available for immediate comment.

The board met Wednesday afternoon to consider the proposal and will vote on it Thursday.