St. Louis Public Radio News
1:35 pm
Fri January 24, 2003

Hikes in UM Student Fees Become Permanent

Columbia, MO – Last year's temporary increase in University of Missouri student fees is being made permanent. UM officials said
today the move is to help offset state budget cuts.

The UM Board of Curators voted unanimously this morning to keep the $9 per-credit hour fee hike approved last May.

That make the charge about $162 per credit hour for an undergraduate Missouri resident at any of the four UM campuses.

Curators had hoped to drop the extra fees if the funding was restored. But Missouri budget officials say there's little chance
of that, because state revenues continue slumping.

In his recently proposed budget, Governor Holden suggests keeping most higher education funding stagnant.