Kansas university officials push back at proposal to refund tuition for online classes

Kansas lawmakers are considering a proposal that would require universities to return tuition to students for days they were not in class due to the pandemic.

Higher education officials testified to lawmakers in a House Appropriations Committee, with some citing significant losses from reduced tuition and decreased enrollment.

President Richard Myers of Kansas State University noted the institution is expecting $96 million in losses this past fiscal year. The University implemented deep budget cuts and designated COVID-19 funding to open and operate the campuses safely while adhering to a hybrid learning model.

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