Missouri curators wary of proposed tuition increase
Friday, February 3, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri curators want to see more spending cuts in non-academic programs before they agree to raise tuition at the system’s four campuses.
The governing board met Thursday at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to discuss a proposed tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year.
Administrators are recommending a 7.5 percent tuition increase for Missouri residents attending the Columbia campus and even larger increases at the St. Louis and Rolla campuses. The Kansas City campus would see a 3 percent increase.
Several board members told campus leaders to keep looking for cost savings, even as the university touted changes that saved the system $132 million in 2011.
A university spokeswoman says the Board of Curators expects to vote on the proposed tuition increase at a special meeting in February.