Missouri Southern Considers Tuition Hike

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Students at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin could be paying higher tuition beginning in the fall.

A university budget committee recommended Monday night that tuition be increased by $20 per credit hour. The board of governors will consider the recommendation at its meeting Friday.

The Joplin Globe reports that the increase for in-state students to $163 per credit hour would be a nearly 14 percent increase. If approved, the tuition would bring in nearly $3 million in new revenue every year.

Rob Yust, the university’s vice president for business affairs, says smaller increases would not put the school in good financial position for the future.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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