Statistics from the US Department of Transportation show more than 700,000 registered motor carriers are traversing our highways and roads. These trucks, which can be packed with everything from bricks and stone to dog food and grocery items, keep thousands of American businesses afloat. For business owners shipping these products across the country, precise planning and high-level tracking are required. But with increasing rates and a wide range of delays to overcome, overseeing a shipment of LTL freight is easier said than done.
For overworked business owners, managing multiple shipments can seem impossible in today's freight landscape. But the reality is that many businesses rely on less-than-truckload shipments to keep their doors open. When these shipments are compromised, their business is too. But there's a viable solution: LTL freight brokers in Wichita, KS like RelyEx provide reliable solutions to common LTL shipment problems, eliminating the stress and worry of LTL shipping.
With more than 30 combined years of LTL experience and a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx is your go-to choice for streamlined, efficient LTL shipping services. To understand the true value of RelyEx's less-than-truckload shipping options, it helps to understand first what LTL shipping is and why it's used.
In the freight industry, LTL stands for "less-than-truckload." It is a widely-used method of transportation for smaller shipments that don't require the space of a full truckload. In an LTL shipment, several customers' loads are placed onto one truck, which helps reduce how much it costs to ship those products.
In fact, if your freight doesn't fill an entire trailer but weighs 150-15,000 lbs., LTL freight shipping in Wichita, KS, may be the most efficient, cost-conscious way to transport your products. That's because, in an LTL setup, you're only paying for the space your freight takes up. LTL shipping companies like RelyEx optimize LTL loads by choosing the most efficient routes at the best rates so your cargo gets to where it needs to go without any issues.
Business owners often choose LTL freight services in the following circumstances:
When it comes to LTL delivery options, there are a lot to choose from. But not every LTL broker is created equally. Some LTL companies do not have the tools or technology to track your shipments and optimize your routes. In worst-case scenarios, they may not be insured or reliable. If you're looking for an experienced LTL carrier that exceeds expectations with time-tested strategies and innovative technologies, look no further than RelyEx.
With more than two decades of experience in LTL operations, our team utilizes the power of GlobalTranz to compare rates across hundreds of approved carriers in the blink of an eye, while also providing the most cost-effective options for moving your freight. When you choose RelyEx for LTL shipping, you can leverage our expert team to handle your shipments. You can also manage the process yourself via GTZShip, which is Globaltranz's user-friendly management system. With GTZShip, you can access and compare LTL shipping rates, track your shipments, and manage your financials, all from one intuitive platform.
When it comes to LTL freight in Wichita, KS, clients trust their products with RelyEx for many reasons, including the following:
Because GTZShip keeps outsized freight available, it can negotiate the best LTL rates on your behalf. Our clients can access these extra-low rates in one of two ways:
Regardless of the option you choose, RelyEx's knowledgeable customer care reps will cover all of your LTL shipping options, so you can make an informed shipping and purchasing decision for your freight.
Yes, you read that right - in addition to giving you access to industry-leading rates, RelyEx's partnership with GTZShip gives you full management of your freight. We're talking about access to reporting, tracking, and much more. This extensive visibility is essentially a one-stop shop for everything related to the status of your freight.
Unlike some LTL shipping software, this system requires no contracts or signup fees, making it simple to provide quotes and book immediately when you're ready. Whether you use GTZShip directly or rely on our team to book your freight, your company will always have access to this free technology.
While it's true that RelyEx provides customers with the best rates and technology in the LTL industry, we go above and beyond the normal call of duty. Why? Because we strive to treat your shipment as if it's our most important one. Put simply, we put a lot of time and effort into making sure we do things right the first time around. Our fierce commitment to the customer and to quality protects not only your reputation, but your bottom line by preventing lost customers and sales.
RelyEx excels at LTL shipping because we are:
From dedicated LTL solutions to transactional relationships, RelyEx is here to help. Unlike other LTL companies, we get the job done right with customer-focused service, industry expertise, and Globaltranz's industry-leading Transportation Management System.
Our dedicated team of LTL specialists provides you with the best freight visibility available, whether you need a few shipments a week or you need hundreds. In order to do so, we communicate with carriers throughout the entire shipping process, so you know your items are delivered on time. Though rare, if we spot an issue, we'll provide you with an alternative solution immediately.
Plus, if you have large quantities that need to be shipped, our team is happy to provide you with customized reporting for free. That way, you can access at-the-moment updates and important shipment documentation with a few clicks or taps.
When your freight is too light for full truckloads but too heavy for basic parcel carriers like UPS, LTL shipping is a great option to consider. When you use an LTL shipping company like RelyEx, you get even more value. We've been over some of the basics associated with LTL freight shipping - now let's touch on some of the biggest benefits of using a company to handle logistics from start to finish.
One of the most common reasons clients use LTL services is because they're able to save money. LTL shipping is much less expensive than the alternative, which is to hire a private driver and truck. When you go in on LTL services with other shippers, you can have your products delivered at a fraction of the cost of going private. In this setup, you pay for space you use, not the space you don't use, which is common in full truckload freight shipping.
As an added benefit, relying on an LTL freight company like RelyEx can lower your warehouse costs since more shipments can be sent at a time. That means you don't have to wait weeks or even months for a trailer to fill up.
When you use a parcel carrier like FedEx, you can only ship up to 150 pounds at a time. That means you'd have to break down your shipment into separate boxes in order to ship. With LTL freight shipping, your packages can be palletized and shrink-wrapped so they're shipped in a single load.
At RelyEx, our team knows how important your shipment is, whether you're sending thousands of pounds of products or a single pallet. That's why we ensure your products are packaged correctly and have security protocols baked into every service we offer. Plus, by keeping your freight together, we decrease the chance of damaging your cargo, which pleases your clients and boosts your customers' satisfaction.
The magic of LTL shipping lies in the fact that we fill fewer trailers with more freight. Doing so reduces global emissions and makes the process much quicker. Imagine using a semi-truck to haul products that only fill a quarter of the trailer. It would waste money, time, and space that could be used for other products. With LTL shipping, you're protecting the environment and reducing the number of partially-filled trucks on the road. This, in turn, saves you money and makes you an eco-friendly company - something you can use as a selling point for your business.
LTL providers like RelyEx use advanced logistics technology to ensure your cargo arrives on time and without damage. By investing in technology like GlobalTranz, we save our clients from doing so themselves. With GlobalTranz, our clients gain access to robust tracking options like real-time freight locations, so you can monitor your shipment's progress. With GlobalTranz, you get more than just a way to book your LTL cargo â you benefit from our qualified network of carriers, expert logistics support, and leading technology features.
It's impossible to say exactly how much your LTL shipping may cost because the NMFC, or National Motor Freight Classification, determines those prices. Using this standard, pricing is dictated for commodities moving in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce. Items are grouped into 18 different classes, based on four characteristics:
If you're shipping a product that is more likely to be damaged, stolen, or cause damage to other items, it may affect LTL shipment pricing.
Does your product require specific care or handling instructions? If so, you can probably expect higher prices.
This factor accounts for how much space your item occupies in relation to its weight or the weight per cubic foot for each piece of freight you are shipping.
How easy is it to load and transport your commodity? Can it be loaded and transported with other items?
When combined, these characteristics are used to establish an NMFC code for your LTL cargo. These codes are crucial, as they help your LTL carrier understand the challenges of shipping your products. If the item you need to ship has a high NMFC code, it's because it's more difficult to transport, which usually means it's more expensive to ship.
Depending on where and how often you ship LTL freight, your broker may choose a regional or national LTL carrier. Regional carriers often service a group of states within a region. National carriers have a larger footprint and can often eliminate the need to use several carriers for your shipments. RelyEx has the infrastructure and strategies for all of your LTL shipping - contact our office today to learn more about your options.
Though regional and national carriers are different, they often use similar models for shipping. Two of the most popular types of shipping methods include hub and spoke distribution and LTL consolidation.
In this traditional model, your shipments go through a network of warehouses, terminals, and hub facilities where your products are grouped with other shipments. Your freight then travels to local "spokes" (or terminals), where they are delivered. If you need to ship freight over short distances, this model may be a good choice to consider.
Some common benefits of the hub and spoke model include:
LTL consolidated shipping is a model where LTL carriers bring several shipments from different shippers to a final destination. Instead of using hubs and spokes along the shipping route to bundle freight and move cargo, LTL consolidation works by taking multiple shipments and turning them into a single truckload. This truck then makes multiple stops, where your products are delivered.
Some of the most common benefits of LTL consolidation include:
At RelyEx, our goal is to expertly manage the movement of your freight so you can focus on your core business. With more than 20 years of combined experience with LTL freight shipping in Wichita, KS, our team can select the most efficient and cost-effective model for your needs. That way, you can accomplish your day-to-day tasks while we handle the heavy lifting and any logistical challenges.
At RelyEx, we believe that trustworthy, comprehensive, and streamlined LTL shipping options are better for your business. And for us, what's better for your business is better for ours. That's why, when it comes to LTL shipping, we work tirelessly to ensure every aspect of your freight experience is embedded excellence. We take this unique approach because our management were once customers like you. They were people who, for one reason or another, had to deal with frustrating and often unsolved shipping and logistics challenges. Today, we take pride in solving those challenges and only partner with carriers who match our high standards.
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Wichita native Tre’Zure Jobe was being pursued by teams in the SEC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 following a Div. II All-American career at Emporia State.In the end, Jobe’s loyalty and desire to help elevate her hometown program trumped the allure of playing women’s college basketball at the power-conference level.Jobe officially signed with the ...
Wichita native Tre’Zure Jobe was being pursued by teams in the SEC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 following a Div. II All-American career at Emporia State.
In the end, Jobe’s loyalty and desire to help elevate her hometown program trumped the allure of playing women’s college basketball at the power-conference level.
Jobe officially signed with the Wichita State women’s basketball team on Tuesday, choosing the Shockers over Maryland, Oregon, Missouri and Oklahoma State and giving first-year head coach Terry Nooner a monumental start to his own 2023 recruiting class.
“This is bigger than me,” Jobe told The Eagle. “It’s going to mean a lot to me and my family, but I also want to show that local kids can hopefully turn this program around. I really hope this makes a statement and we start showing love to the inner-city kids and change the whole dynamic of this program.”
WSU assistant coach Antwain Scales, a Wichita native himself who coached Jobe from grade school to high school, spearheaded the recruitment to convince Jobe to finish her collegiate career in Wichita. Jobe was a first team all-state player at Wichita South, where she also won a Kansas high school state championship in 2016 under Scales.
After averaging 22.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 3.2 steals this past season to put the finishing touches on a career that saw her earn All-American recognition twice and score more than 2,000 career points, Jobe was heavily pursued once she entered the transfer portal. The combination of Nooner and Scales ultimately won the recruiting battle, as Jobe will be reunited with her former high school coach.
“Tre’Zure Jobe, one of the most highly coveted transfers in the country, is a coach’s dream and I am thrilled to add her as my first signee to our Wichita State program,” Nooner said in a statement. “Being a Wichita native and former state champion at Wichita South High School, we made her a top recruiting priority and wanted to bring her back home as we build something new.”
Jobe, a 5-foot-7 guard in her final year of eligibility, has the ability to play on or off the ball. At Emporia State, the ball was in her hands the majority of the time and she was given license to make decisions on whether to attack or create for others. With shooting percentages of 45.5% from the field, 36.9% on three-pointers and 76.9% on free throws, Jobe’s efficiency as a smaller guard was impressive at her volume of more than 18 shots per game.
Even though the American Athletic Conference will be a drastic increase in competition from the MIAA, Jobe believes she can replicate her standout scoring numbers as a Shocker.
“I’m planning on doing pretty much everything the same on the court as I did at Emporia State,” Jobe said. “Nothing is going to change. My game is going to stay the same. Hopefully with our player development, I can put up even better numbers than I did last year.”
The arrival of Jobe should give WSU one of the most talented backcourts in the conference, as she will join last year’s starting point guard D.J. McCarty, who averaged 10.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals last season, and incoming freshman Salese Blow, a 5-foot-11 scoring dynamo who averaged 32.8 points this past spring and scored 50 points twice in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
“Tre’Zure is a dynamic scorer and elite pick and roll player who can score in every area on the floor,” Nooner said in a statement. “She is a gym rat who is constantly putting in extra work on her own by studying film and putting in extra time in the gym to further develop her game. She is selfless and wants to do anything she can to help make the team great; she will make an immediate impact on the team and I know the fans are going to love her.”
While Jobe is the first player Nooner has signed in WSU’s 2023 recruiting class, the new staff already scored major recruiting wins in convincing McCarty, the lone starter back from last season, to remove her name from the transfer portal and retaining Blow, who signed with former head coach Keitha Adams.
Blow is the lone retention from WSU’s fall signing class, as international players Mariama Sow (Senegal), Luisa Vydrova (Czech Republic), Dunja Zecevic (Serbia) and Delma Zita (Mozambique) all followed Adams to UTEP.
Former WSU star forward Jane Asinde (13.1 points, 9.8 rebounds) also followed Adams to UTEP, while starting guard Shamaryah Duncan transferred to North Texas. Reserve point guard Nhug Bosch Duran, sophomore forward Carla Budane and sophomore guard Tanya Platonova remain uncommitted in the transfer portal.
WSU’s current roster features four returning seniors in McCarty, Aniyah Bell, Ambah Kowcun and Jeniah Thompson, a trio of juniors in Ella Anciaux, Raissa Nsabua and Ornella Niankan and sophomore Daniela Abies. Nooner has up to five scholarships remaining to fill out WSU’s roster for the 2023-24 season.
Blue Bell and Dr Pepper created a new ice cream flavor, Dr Pepper Float. (From Blue Bell Creameries)New York (CNN) — Two iconic Texas brands have come together to create a Dr Pepper Float ice cream.The soda company is partnering with Blue Bell Creameries to create th...
Blue Bell and Dr Pepper created a new ice cream flavor, Dr Pepper Float. (From Blue Bell Creameries)
New York (CNN) — Two iconic Texas brands have come together to create a Dr Pepper Float ice cream.
The soda company is partnering with Blue Bell Creameries to create the flavor, which mixes together vanilla ice cream and a Dr Pepper-flavored sherbet. It’s available beginning Thursday in pint and half-gallon sizes at stores where Blue Bell is sold, the company announced.
Here’s where you can find the new ice cream flavor
“The best ice cream floats are made with Dr Pepper poured over a few scoops of Blue Bell,” said Jimmy Lawhorn, Blue Bell vice president of sales and marketing, said in a release.
Both Dr Pepper and Blue Bell have Texas roots.
Founded in 1885 in Waco, Texas, Dr Pepper was the first in a wave of 19th-century upstart soda companies. (It dropped the period after Dr. in the 1950s for design reasons.) The little brand rose to prominence in the latter half of the 20th century and helped shape the soda industry, all while cultivating its reputation as an outsider.
Over the years Dr Pepper has found success as a quirky alternative to Coke and Pepsi. It’s the hero brand in Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) which, along with Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, make up the three largest soda companies in the $37 billion US market, as measured by NIQ in retail and convenience stores.
Recently, Dr Pepper has been gaining ground on its competitors, even as the overall soda market goes flat.
Dr Pepper soda grew its dollar share by 9% from 2003 to 2021, compared to a 26% drop in the carbonated soft drinks category overall, according to Keurig Dr Pepper, citing IRI and the Beverage Digest factbook. Today, Dr Pepper is the fourth most popular soda in the country after Coke, Pepsi and Mountain Dew.
Meanwhile, Blue Bell was started in 1807 in Brenham by a group of business men making butter from excess cream from area farms. Originally called Brenham Creamery Company, the company changed its name to Blue Bell in 1930, and in 1958 expanded its product line with ice cream.
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The singles mixer that is the Sedgwick County Zoo’s elephant herd is about to get even more interesting.And the zoo’s chances of getting its first ever baby elephant are about to swell.On Thursday, the zoo announced that a new bachelor will soon be moving in, and he’s got a reputation. Callee, a bull elephant who’s been living in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, has in rec...
The singles mixer that is the Sedgwick County Zoo’s elephant herd is about to get even more interesting.
And the zoo’s chances of getting its first ever baby elephant are about to swell.
On Thursday, the zoo announced that a new bachelor will soon be moving in, and he’s got a reputation. Callee, a bull elephant who’s been living in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, has in recent years impregnated five of Omaha’s female elephants. He’ll arrive in the next few weeks.
His assignment: get done in Wichita what he got done in Omaha. And if he gets it done quickly, the zoo could have a baby elephant in about two years, said Jennica King, the zoo’s director of marketing and communications.
“Our chances are very good,” she said.
The zoo now has eight African elephants, and when Callee arrives, it will have nine. Six of them — Stephanie, Simunye, Arusi, Xolani, Talia and Zuberi — are females, and all are of breeding age except for Stephanie, one of the zoo’s original residents, who turns 52 this year.
The females have been mixing since 2018 with Ajani, 22, who was also moved to Wichita in 2018 to breed with the female population.
“But Ajani hasn’t been able to get the job done,” King said.
The other male, Titan, has only recently grown to reproductive age, and he has been “practicing,” King said.
Soon, all eyes will be on Callee, who has three babies in Omaha with another two on the way.
The zoo is absolutely cheering him on, King said.
“We’ve never had a baby elephant in the zoo — ever,” she said.
Callee’s move was recommended by the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s African Elephant Species Survival Plan. The move closely mirrors the natural behavior of elephants in the wild, King said. Adult males always live together in small “bachelor” herds, which go in search of females living in multi-general family groups. The males breed then move along.
The African elephant population is threatened because of poaching and the illegal ivory trade, said a release from the zoo. A potential breeding program in Wichita would help to protect the population of African elephants in the United States.
This story was originally published May 18, 2023, 2:52 PM.
(CNN) — More than half of the world’s largest lakes and reservoirs have lost significant amounts of water over the last three decades, according to a new study, which pins the blame largely on climate change and excessive water use.Roughly...
(CNN) — More than half of the world’s largest lakes and reservoirs have lost significant amounts of water over the last three decades, according to a new study, which pins the blame largely on climate change and excessive water use.
Roughly one-quarter of the world’s population lives in the basin of a drying lake, according to the study by a team of international scientists, published Thursday in the journal Science.
While lakes cover only around 3% of the planet, they hold nearly 90% of its liquid surface freshwater and are essential sources of drinking water, irrigation and power, and they provide vital habitats for animals and plants.
But they’re in trouble.
Lake water levels fluctuate in response to natural climate variations in rain and snowfall, but they are increasingly affected by human actions.
Across the world, the most significant lakes are seeing sharp declines. The Colorado River’s Lake Mead in Southwest US has receded dramatically amid a megadrought and decades of overuse. The Caspian Sea, between Asia and Europe – the world’s largest inland body of water – has long been declining due to climate change and water use.
The shrinking of many lakes has been well documented, but the extent of change – and the reasons behind it – have been less thoroughly examined, said Fangfang Yao, the study’s lead author and a visiting scholar at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The researchers used satellite measurements of nearly 2,000 of the world’s largest lakes and reservoirs, which together represent 95% of Earth’s total lake water storage.
Examining more than 250,000 satellite images spanning from 1992 to 2020, along with climate models, they were able to reconstruct the history of the lakes going back decades.
The results were “staggering,” the report authors said.
They found that 53% of the lakes and reservoirs had lost significant amounts of water, with a net decline of around 22 billion metric tons a year – an amount the report authors compared to the volume of 17 Lake Meads.
More than half of the net loss of water volume in natural lakes can be attributed to human activities and climate change, the report found.
The report found losses in lake water storage everywhere, including in the humid tropics and the cold Arctic. This suggests “drying trends worldwide are more extensive than previously thought,” Yao said.
Different lakes were affected by different drivers.
Unsustainable water consumption is the predominant reason behind the shriveling of the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan and California’s Salton Sea, while changes in rainfall and runoff have driven the decline of the Great Salt Lake, the report found.
In the Arctic, lakes have been shrinking due to a combination of changes in temperature, precipitation, evaporation and runoff.
“Many of the human and climate change footprints on lake water losses were previously unknown,” Yao said, “such as the desiccations of Lake Good-e-Zareh in Afghanistan and Lake Mar Chiquita in Argentina.”
Climate change can have an array of impacts on lakes. The most obvious, Yao said, is to increase evaporation.
As lakes shrink, this can also contribute to an “aridification” of the surrounding watershed, the study found, which in turn increases evaporation and accelerates their decline.
For lakes in colder parts of the world, winter evaporation is an increasing problem as warmer temperatures melt the ice that usually covers them, leaving the water exposed to the atmosphere.
These changes can have cascading effects, including a decrease in water quality, an increase in toxic algal blooms and a loss of aquatic life.
“An important aspect that is not often recognized is the degradation in water quality of the lakes from a warmer climate, which puts stress on water supply for communities that rely on them,” Yao said.
For reservoirs, the report found that the biggest factor in their decline is sedimentation, where sediment flows into the water, clogging it up and reducing space. It’s a “creeping disaster,” Yao said, happening over the course of years and decades.
Lake Powell, for instance – the second-largest human-made reservoir in the US – has lost nearly 7% of its storage capacity due to sediment build-up.
Sedimentation can be affected by climate change, he added. Wildfires, for example, which are becoming more intense as the world warms, burn through forests and destabilize the soil, helping to increase the flow of sediment into lakes and reservoirs.
“The result of sedimentation will be that reservoirs will be able to store less water, thereby becoming less reliable for freshwater and hydroelectric energy supply, particularly for us here in the US, given that our nation’s reservoirs are pretty old,” Yao said.
Not all lakes are declining; around a third of lake declines were offset by increases elsewhere, the report found.
Some lakes have been growing, with 24% seeing significant increases in water storage. These tended to be lakes in less populated regions, the report found, including areas in the Northern Great Plains of North America and the inner Tibetan Plateau.
The fingerprints of climate change are on some of these gains, as melting glaciers fill lakes, posing potential risks to people living downstream from them.
In terms of reservoirs, while nearly two thirds experienced significant water loss, overall there was a net increase due to more than 180 newly filled reservoirs, the report found.
Catherine O’Reilly, professor of geology at Illinois State University, who was not involved with the study, said this new research provides a useful long term data set that helps untangle the relative importance of the factors driving the decline of lakes.
“This study really highlights the impact of climate in ways that bring it close to home – how much water do we have access to, and what are the options to increase water storage?” she told CNN.
“It’s a little scary to see how many freshwater systems are unable to store as much water as they used to,” she added.
As many parts of the world become hotter and drier, lakes must be managed properly. Otherwise climate change and human activities “can lead to drying sooner than we think,” Yao said.
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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Public state universities in Kansas are seeking a tuition percentage increase.From KU to K-State to Emporia State and more, six public universities in Kansas are looking to increase tuition rates to help battle inflation.The last time this happened was in 2019. Not including the University of Kansas, those increases ranged anywhere from 1.2% to 3.8%.Now, with all six universities on board, KU, K-State, Emporia State and Pitt S...
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Public state universities in Kansas are seeking a tuition percentage increase.
From KU to K-State to Emporia State and more, six public universities in Kansas are looking to increase tuition rates to help battle inflation.
The last time this happened was in 2019. Not including the University of Kansas, those increases ranged anywhere from 1.2% to 3.8%.
Now, with all six universities on board, KU, K-State, Emporia State and Pitt State are requesting a 5% tuition increase, while Fort Hays State is requesting a 7% increase. Wichita State is in the middle at 5.9%.
Assuming the Kansas Board of Regents goes forward with this increase, per semester, undergrad students at KU would be looking at a $252 increase. That would make their tuition $5,298 a semester. As for K-State, they’re looking at a $237 increase, making tuition $4,981 a semester. Emporia State would be looking at a $131 increase. That would put undergrad students at $2,770 a semester.
A decision on the 2023-24 proposals will take place in June.
Wichita State released this statement to KSN News about the increase:
Raising tuition is never a request we take lightly, and each year we have to consider the various costs of doing business in order to provide the best quality education and support Kansas families, businesses and the economy. We’ve been able to avoid raising tuition three out of the past four years. If this request is approved, that would average a 1.7% increase over five years — keeping us as one of the most competitively priced universities in our state.
Rising costs due to inflation, though, have made it harder for all Regents universities to maintain current tuition.
If approved, the requested increase to tuition would go toward employee salaries and benefits, funding for graduate teaching assistants, scholarships, facility operation, capital assessment and student success and recruitment support.
Meanwhile, it’s important to note Wichita State’s consistent efforts to grow need-based aid and scholarships for students. In fact, WSU was recently allocated $4.2 million in additional funds to provide need-based aid for those who struggle most to pay for college. We’re incredibly proud of Wichita State’s work to provide an accessible and affordable education and will continue to work hard to help all students succeed at Wichita State.Wichita State University