WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - A recently approved bill from the Kansas Legislature is causing confusion. It is leaving some to wonder if there will be less money toward need-based scholarships and more toward outdated college buildings.

This year the state made an additional 280 million dollar investment toward higher education. 

Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) Chair Jon Rolph said, "There's funding for community tech ed that helps kids that are going into technical college and helps cover some of their costs as they're in high school." 

KBOR governs several colleges in the state.  

Rolph said the money also goes toward managing buildings on campus.  

"We look at the condition of the buildings and then the universities are prioritizing which buildings need to come down, which one need investment so that we're the right size for the enrollments that we have and that we have the best facilities," said Rolph.   

As regents, Rolph said making education affordable is top priority.

"We want to make sure higher education is affordable to families all across the state and one way to do that is to focus on need-based aid which is a way to get scholarship dollars to the lowest income families in our state," he said. 

The additional scholarships this year is 21 million out of the 280 million.  

With the thousands of buildings to maintain, money is also set aside for the upkeep on them.  

Rolph said KBOR present projects they feel are important and the governor and legislature views and prioritizes them. They then come up with a final budget.  

Rolph said he is confident about the solution for this year and adds students do not have to worry about not receiving scholarships.