UM System Board of Curators expected to vote on tuition Monday

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 5:56 p.m. CST; updated 8:58 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 16, 2012

COLUMBIA — The UM System Board of Curators is expected to vote on tuition and other related enrollment fees at a special telepresence meeting on Monday morning.

At the board's full meeting Feb. 2 to 3, curators discussed average tuition increases of 6.5 percent to the four UM campuses but didn't vote on a proposal. Last week, Gov. Jay Nixon announced he wanted to add $40 million to the state's higher education budget, which could reduce any proposed tuition increases.

On Tuesday, UM System spokeswoman Jennifer Hollingshead said the system is glad to see the reduction in state cuts.

"While we are still determining what this change means to our tuition recommendation to the Board of Curators, it will definitely have a positive effect on what our final tuition increase proposal will be,” she said.

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