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UM System Board of Curators to look at raising tuition rates

By Stephanie Ebbs
December 5, 2012 | 8:33 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The UM System Board of Curators is considering increases to tuition and course fees at all four UM campuses next year.

The board will discuss the system's budget outlook for the next fiscal year as part of its regularly scheduled December meetings Thursday and Friday at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Curators will hear proposals to increase some tuition rates and course fees based on a model that plans for no change in state support. The smallest increases could be at the rate of inflation — projected at 2 percent —while some tuition and fees could increase even more. 

However, the projections presented this week could change following Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address in mid-January, when he will lay out his recommended state budget, including funding to higher education.

Although the board will not vote on tuition or fee increases this week, curators will address an assortment of issues during their meetings in St. Louis.

Curators will hear presentations on several financial topics:

Other items on the board's agenda include:

The board's full agenda, meeting documents and presentation materials are available on the UM System's website. The system will stream audio of Thursday's meetings online at www.umsystem.edu/curators/stream.

Supervising editor is Zach Murdock.