The new partnership will offer a 15% discount on Columbia College's tuition.
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"It's a little frustrating to come back to normal classes and pay extra money," MU sophomore Katie Brillos said.
Also approved was MU's $33.4 million indoor practice facility, which will be funded by gifts.
House Bill 297 passed through the House in April despite bipartisan concerns. The bill passed in the Senate 23 to 9.
The UM System hopes to move toward a differential tuition model where student fees are rolled into the tuition price.
The House approved the proposal, but some lawmakers fear it will have a negative financial impact on students and families.
Supporters of the bill say by allowing schools to charge more for costly degrees, they could do away with fees.
The partnership will provide participants in the CHA’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program a 10% discounted tuition rate.
The agreement offers professional development opportunities for those who want to advance their careers.
The UM System's proposed budget includes a 2.3% increase for the coming year, which would apply to nearly all students.