COLUMBIA — A lawsuit filed by five Missouri veterans accuses the University of Missouri System of misapplying a state tuition benefit.
At issue is a state law that caps tuition at $50 per credit hour for certain veterans. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that the law says the discount should kick in after other federal and state aid is applied.
The question is how universities should apply that other financial aid. The lawsuit says the institutions are using it to pay for tuition before capping classes at the $50 limit. The lawsuit says those dollars should be spread across the entire cost of college.
Southeast Missouri State, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Moberly Area Community College are also named in the lawsuit, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune.