Missouri system reduces proposed tuition hike - KMOV.com

Missouri system reduces proposed tuition hike

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- University of Missouri curators are meeting to consider raising tuition at the system's four campuses by an average of 3 percent for state residents.

   The recommended increase is less than half the increase proposed by leaders of the four-campus system earlier this month. It also means the university will likely be able to avoid seeking a waiver from the state Department of Higher Education as well as angering Gov. Jay Nixon, who has warned the university to keep college costs down.

   State law limits annual tuition increases to the rate of inflation, which is currently at 3 percent. Higher increases require approval by Missouri's higher education department.

   The earlier recommended tuition increase was a response to Nixon's first proposed cut in higher education funding of 12.5 percent.

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