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June 20, 2012

State board approves tuition hike for PSU

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Students at Pittsburg State University will see an increase in their tuition this fall.

The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a proposal submitted by university administrators to increase tuition for the 2012-13 academic year by 6.15 percent.

An undergraduate paying in-state rates will spend $2,193, or about $127 more, in tuition this fall.

“We appreciate the Board of Regents’ support and understanding as we work to balance rising costs and declining state support against the need to keep a college degree affordable and academic quality high,” PSU President Steve Scott, who was at the board’s meeting in Topeka, Kan., said in a news release.

The increase in tuition rates is expected to generate about $1.9 million in revenue, according to a report prepared for the board. That money will go toward paying for increases in employee health insurance costs, classified salaries, salary increases for faculty and unclassified staff members, and faculty promotions, according to the report.

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