Regents approve 2.5 percent tuition hike for KU, 5 percent at medical center / LJWorld.com – Kansas News

Regents approve 2.5 percent tuition hike for KU, 5 percent at medical center / LJWorld.com –  Kansas News

Tuition at the University of Kansas will go up 2.5 percent this fall for the main campus and 5 percent at the KU Medical Center campus.

The Kansas Board of Regents approved tuition increases for KU and the other five state universities on Thursday.

KU’s approved tuition increases were the same as those proposed the previous day, as were most other universities’ rates. Kansas State University, however, tweaked its tuition proposal overnight to a slightly lower increase than first proposed, according to Board of Regents figures.

Most of the universities’ tuition increases — while smaller, percentage-wise, than last year — were not approved unanimously.

In discussions Wednesday and Thursday, some board members expressed concerns about tuition costs creeping up and the impact on affordability for students.

At KU, most undergraduates will pay about $120 more per semester in the upcoming academic year.

For 2017-18, KU will charge $4,908 per semester for in-state undergraduates. That’s an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous year, when in-state undergraduates paid $4,789 per semester, according to figures from the Regents.

At KU, incoming freshmen may opt instead to pay a compact tuition rate — significantly higher, but locked in for four years.

For the 2017-18 compact tuition rate, KU will charge $5,531 per semester for in-state undergraduates. That’s an increase of 5.5 percent over the previous year, when the compact rate was $5,242 per semester.

Fees add hundreds more dollars per semester. KU Lawrence campus undergraduates will pay an additional $502.75 per semester in required campus fees…

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