Missouri college to increase tuition as state cuts funding

1 year 6 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, April 26 2017 Apr 26, 2017 Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:47:33 PM CDT April 26, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

NEOSHO (AP) - Students at a college in southwestern Missouri will see a tuition increase in the coming year in response to Gov. Eric Greitens' proposed 10 percent cut to higher education funding.

The Joplin Globe reports Crowder College approved a tuition rate increase of $6 per credit hour for in-district students, $9 per credit hour for out-of-state students and $12 per credit hour for international students.

Tuition cuts will not be enough to make up the $540,000 deficit the district is expecting to face. However, Crowder president Jennifer Methvin said there aren't plans to cut faculty or programs.

The budget cuts won't be final until the state spending plan is approved by the Legislature. If approved, it would cut a total of $159 million from higher education.

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