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Fort Hays State Among The Nation's Least-Expensive Universities

Jan 2, 2015

Fort Hays State is one of the least expensive universities in the country for in-state students
Credit Fort Hays State

Trying to figure out how to pay for college?

Turns out one of the best deals in the country is in Kansas.

When it comes to higher education in Kansas, most of the attention centers on the University of Kansas or Kansas State University.

But there are three other regent schools in the state. And according to U.S. News and World Report, for in-state students, Fort Hays State University has the second-lowest tuition and fees in the country.

Next year, according to figures from the Board of Regents, Fort Hays students will pay $4,468 for the entire year.

That’s less than just one semester in either Lawrence or Manhattan.

Room and board at Fort Hays is also cheaper than KU or K-State but not significantly so.

When compared to the rest of the country, state universities in Kansas and Missouri are a pretty good deal.

Both land in about the lowest third of all states, according to the College Board.

What’s the cheapest tuition for in-state students in America?

U.S. News says it’s Bismarck State College in the North Dakota capital.