Students at the state's six universities will pay more for room and board next year.
The Kansas Board of Regents approved rate increases for all six state schools Wednesday.
Wichita State students will see 3.5% increase in their room and board.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that increases are needed to cover rising operating expenses and to continue making facilities improvements.
Emporia State students will see the highest increase--3.7 percent--and Fort Hays State students will only pay a little over 1% more for room and board.
Other school rate increases include: 2.5 percent at the University of Kansas, 3.5 percent at Kansas State, and 3 percent at Pittsburg State.
The rate hikes will take effect this fall.