COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – University of Missouri undergraduates who are state residents will pay 1.7 percent more in tuition next year as the four-campus system holds its annual hike to the rate of inflation.

The Board of Curators approved the tuition increase Thursday while meeting at the Kansas City campus. Room and board will also rise.

The increase for the 2013-14 academic year is slightly less than earlier estimates of a 2 percent boost. State law limits annual tuition increases to the federal Consumer Price Index. Larger increases require approval by Missouri’s higher education department.

Annual in-state tuition at the flagship Columbia campus will rise to $9,343, an increase of $158.

Out-of-state undergraduates will see similar increases in Columbia and Kansas City but pay 4.4 percent more at the Rolla campus and 6.8 percent in St. Louis.

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