MU raising tuition for the 2020 school year raises concerns for students who struggle to adapt to the online environment.
The 1 percent increase was settled on after the UM System Board of Curators struck a deal with Missouri lawmakers to keep state funding.
The curators discussed differential tuition as an alternative to imposing supplemental fees for individual schools and colleges at their meeting Thursday.
The bill will not impact MU’s plans to cut $20 million from campus spending or impose a hiring freeze due to declining enrollment.
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One-third of the undergraduate student population faces almost $15,000 extra tuition fees as nonresidents.
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Nonresident undergraduate tuition will rise by $23.20 per credit hour.
The tuition increases were approved by the Board of Curators in a 6-1 vote.
According to the report, MU tuition has nearly doubled since 1994 and loans make up almost 70 percent of all financial aid in Missouri.
The proposed fees would generate a little over $2 million for MU.