Missouri system approved 5 percent increase in tuition

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – Undergraduate students at all University of Missouri System schools will face a 5 percent increase in tuition for the next academic year.

The UM System Board of Curators on Wednesday approved the increase, which ranges between $14.20 and $17.30 per credit hour. Only nonresident students at Missouri Science and Technology will not pay higher tuition.

Average resident tuition and fees in the system was $7,980 a semester in fall 2018.

The Columbia Missourian reports the increase is actually 5.6 percent but 0.6 percent will be waived if state funding remains at or above the funding received in fiscal year 2019.

If the waiver is applied, undergraduate Missouri residents would pay $8,544 per academic year and $284.80 per credit hour.

For non-residents, the waiver would bring tuition to $25,707 per academic year and $856.90 per credit hour.

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Information from: Columbia Missourian, http://www.columbiamissourian.com

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