Forsee Says In-State Tuition Will Increase for MU Students

8 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Monday, September 27 2010 Sep 27, 2010 Monday, September 27, 2010 9:23:05 PM CDT September 27, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA-- In-state students at the University of Missouri will see their tuition increase for the first time in two years, according to university system president Gary Forsee.

Forsee said last week at a meeting with the Board of Curators that the state has no choice but to lift the tuition freeze on in-state students at all four UM campuses.

For the past two years, in-state tuition has remained stable thanks to a deal with Gov. Jay Nixon's office. The state offered not to cut higher education funding as long as in-state rates did not increase. The universities received full funding in 2009, and although $50 million were cut this year, the schools honored their tuition freezes.

A tuition freeze is no longer viable, however-- not with the state facing an enormous budget deficit.

Forsee says he will wait for Nixon to propose a new budget before he predicts how much tuition will increase.

The University has an agreement with the UM system to not increase tuition more than the annual rate of inflation, but the curators have the ability to override that law.

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