St. Louis Public Radio News
9:34 am
Tue May 20, 2003

UM Curators Will Consider Tuition Hike Thursday

Columbia, MO – The University of Missouri's Board of Curators will discuss raising tuition by almost 20% at its meeting Thursday in Kirkwood.

The board says the hike might be necessary to help deal with the state's budget crunch.

The proposed hike would raise tuition to $194.60 a credit hour for in-state undergraduates. That translates to an increase of about $1,000 in the
base cost of attending classes, which totals about $6,000 more a year.

Tuition for in-state graduate students would rise 16.5% to $236.60 cents per credit hour.

Curators president Connie Silverstein says the proposed increases are a direct result of sharply reduced state funding.

The board will consider the increase at a meeting Thursday at Kirkwood High School.