Missouri curators to talk tuition in St. Louis

University of Missouri planned to discuss a possible tuition increase in the coming academic year at a meeting Thursday in St. Louis.

The governing board of the four-campus system typically waits to set tuition rates in the spring, after the Missouri governor releases a proposed state budget for the fiscal year that starts in July.

But with an expected shortfall of $400 million to $500 million in the next budget, curators want to get an earlier start. They hope to set next year’s tuition rates at a meeting in January.

That would give officials more time if they need to seek a waiver from the state required whenever tuition increases exceed the Consumer Price Index inflation rate.

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