Missouri Southern Considers Tuition Hike for Fall
JOPLIN (AP) - Students at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin could be paying higher tuition beginning in the fall.
A university budget committee recommended Monday night that tuition be increased by $20 per credit hour. The board of governors will consider the recommendation at its meeting Friday.
The Joplin Globe reports that the increase for in-state students to $163 per credit hour would be a nearly 14 percent increase. If approved, the tuition would bring in nearly $3 million in new revenue every year.
Rob Yust, the university's vice president for business affairs, says smaller increases would not put the school in good financial position for the future.