University of Missouri curators to discuss likely tuition boost
By KMOV Web Producer
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- University of Missouri curators have scheduled a virtual meeting Friday morning to discuss a likely tuition increase at the four-campus system.
The video teleconference comes in advance of a late January meeting in Columbia where the curators are expected to approve the system's first tuition increase in three years. School officials have said they hope to keep the increase below 10 percent.
Tuition for the coming academic year is typically set in the spring. But university leaders want an early start because Missouri law requires a waiver from the state to raise tuition beyond the Consumer Price Index inflation rate.
Students who live in Missouri and take a standard 15-credit course load now pay $3,684 in tuition each semester. A 9 percent increase would translate into a $332 boost per semester.
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