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University of Missouri curators freeze tuition for in-state students

Updated: 2014-01-30T05:45:47Z

By MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS

The Kansas City Star

For the first time in five years, Missouri parents and students won’t have to dig deeper into their pockets to cover the cost of tuition at University of Missouri System schools.

System curators on Wednesday voted to maintain tuition rates for in-state undergraduate students on the four campuses. Most students will pay $8,335 for the next academic year.

Students coming from out of state will see tuition go up, though, starting with this summer’s session.

Nonresident undergraduate tuition will increase 3 percent at the Columbia campus and at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. At the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, nonresident undergraduate tuition will go up 1.5 percent.

In-state tuition has gone up an average of 2.2 percent every year for the past five years at system schools.

University officials said in-state tuition and fees at all public colleges and universities in Missouri have seen the lowest rate of increase over the past five years of any state.

To reach Mará Rose Williams, call 816-234-4419 or send email to mdwilliams@kcstar.com.

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