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Missouri State U. set to increase tuition by 5%

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By AP/KWMU

Springfield, MO – Students at Missouri State University, in Springfield, should expect to pay five percent more in tuition this fall.

MSUs Board of Governors is expected to meet tomorrow (Friday) to discuss the matter.

The hike is less than first expected, in part, because Governor Matt Blunt proposed a budget in January that spends more on higher education.

Currently, in-state undergrads at MSU who take 15 hours of class pay $2,460 dollars in tuition ($164 per credit hour). If approved, the hike would raise that to $2,595 ($173 per credit hour).

Non-residents would pay $337 per credit hour, up from $328.

Basic student services fees also would increase to $274 per semester, from $267.

The five percent rise is expected to keep Missouri State in nearly the same position, relative to the per-hour cost of other state institutions. Other state institutions - including the University of Missouri system - have not set their new rates.

Prepayment plans for two, three and four years of school will be offered, giving students a chance to save more.

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