K-State moving to streamlined tuition structure for upcoming academic year

During the 2020-2021 academic year, fewer than 30 percent of classes were classified as in-person. Because of this, many large lecture rooms were untouched. (Archive photo by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

In a special edition of K-State Today, the university administration announced changes to tuition and fee rates for the fall 2021 semester.

According to Kansas State, the updated structure will make it easier for students to calculate the cost of attendance. The most notable change is the elimination of the global campus course fee previously applied to online classes. Fees for the Olathe campus, summer semester and intersession courses were eliminated as well.

“The new structure provides [students] with more flexibility to take courses in different formats throughout [their] time at the university,” President Richard Myers and Provost Charles Taber said in the joint K-State Today statement.

Other changes to the structure include merging minor course fees into existing college or department fees. Additionally, the campus privilege fee is now called the student services fee and is a more reduced price.

The streamlined structure will not add cost to students but instead redistribute existing tuition and fees. The structure was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents.