The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly regarding the Board of Regents decision to keep undergraduate tuition flat next year:

“I applaud the Kansas Board of Regents and Regents institutions for answering my call to hold undergraduate tuition rates flat. Given that tuition rates shot up an average of 37% since 2011, today’s actions could be the difference in whether some students are able to pursue higher education.

“We need to do all we can to ease the burden of the soaring cost of college for students in Kansas. That’s why it’s necessary to protect the state revenue stream moving forward, so we can continue to invest in higher education, bring down tuition rates, and expand educational opportunities to even more Kansans in the future.”