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UM System president to recommend no tuition increase

Monday, January 27, 2014 | 6:52 a.m. CST; updated 9:57 a.m. CST, Monday, January 27, 2014

COLUMBIA — University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe says he'll recommend that tuition at the system's four campuses not increase for the 2014-15 school year.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Wolfe told the Post-Dispatch editorial board Friday he'd send his recommendation to the Board of Curators, who would likely take up the matter at a meeting next week.

The last time tuition remained flat was four years ago. The university system's curators had been moving ahead on a plan that would have called for a 1.5 percent tuition increase.

Wolfe's recommendation comes after Gov. Jay Nixon proposed earlier this week to put more than $80 million into higher education. But in exchange, Nixon called on Missouri colleges and universities not to raise costs.


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