COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri system is proposing an average 5.5 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduates in the next academic year.
University curators will consider the proposal at a meeting Thursday and Friday in Columbia. The planned increase meets the goal of keeping any tuition hikes below 10 percent.
For the first time, the proposed increases vary among the system's four campuses. They vary from 4.7 percent at the St. Louis campus to 6.6 percent at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.
The Columbia campus wants a 5.8 percent increase, while the Kansas City campus is recommending a 4.8 percent increase.
Required student fees would be raised by equivalent amounts. Tuition has remained flat at the system's campuses the past two years.
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