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UM System Board of Curators Approves Tuition Increase

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The University of Missouri Board of Curators approved a system-wide tuition increase of 2.1 percent for the coming academic year at its meeting today.

However, under an agreement reached with lawmakers, the campuses will only charge 1 percent more to in-state undergraduate students in exchange for protecting the university’s state funding.

Legislators passed a budget with core funding remaining the same as last year while allowing for additional funding for projects such as the Springfield medical campus and the joint pharmacy program.

University officials said they want to remain focused on student affordability with initiatives to help students with the cost of college.

Jaret is a senior Science and Agricultural Journalism major. He’s a native of Birch Tree, MO.