Missouri students attending KU's Edwards Campus get tuition break next fall

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 8:10 a.m. CST; updated 10:13 a.m. CST, Thursday, February 16, 2012

TOPEKA — Missouri students attending the University of Kansas campus in Overland Park will get a tuition break, starting next fall.

The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a proposal to allow students from 11 Missouri counties to pay the same tuition that Kansas students pay on the Edwards Campus.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the current Metro KC Tuition Waiver applies to students from only four counties. Undergraduates from Missouri get a discount but still pay more than Kansas residents.

Starting next fall, the tuition break will be available for Missouri students from Clay, Cass, Jackson, Platte, Buchanan, Clinton, Ray, Lafayette, Johnson, Henry and Bates counties.


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Ellis Smith February 16, 2012 | 2:53 p.m.

Proof that "everything old is new again."

For more than 50 years students from Kansas were able to waive out of state tuition if they attended the campus now called Missouri University of Science & Technology and took certain engineering majors. The deal applied only to those majors.

At the same time, students from Missouri could attend KU without paying out of state tuition provided they majored in Architecture.

I know several practicing or retired engineers whose family homes were in Kansas who took advantage of that situation.

There's a name for it: reciprocity. Maybe we should have more of it.

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