Governor Laura Kelly Applauds State Board of Regents for Freezing Tuition for
Students of State Universities 

TOPEKA – On Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents voted to hold tuition flat at state universities during the upcoming school year, something they were able to do because of the historic level of funding provided by the budget Governor Laura Kelly signed in May. As part of her budget, Governor Kelly restored university funding to pre-pandemic levels to enable state universities to freeze tuition and knock down barriers to higher education.  

“I’m pleased that my call to freeze tuition at state universities has been taken up, especially as pandemic-induced inflation impacts the lives of Kansan students and their families,” Governor Kelly said. “Continuing the streak of low-to-no tuition growth under my Administration ensures our state can maintain its workforce pipeline and keep higher education degrees attainable.” 

To make this possible, Governor Kelly worked with the Kansas Board of Regents and State Universities to secure $37.5 million that restores their funding and freezes tuition. Additionally, Governor Kelly delivered over $1 billion in funding for higher education—a historic and unparalleled investment in our state universities, community and technical colleges, and private institutions. These investments will make post-secondary education more accessible for all Kansans and advance the state’s economic prosperity.