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MSU Board Approves Tuition Increase


Tuition is going up for Missouri State University students but the school is touting the fact that it's the smallest fee increase in seven years. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Tuition is going up for Missouri State University students but the school is touting the fact that it's the smallest fee increase in seven years.

The Board of Governors approved the new tuition levels for the next academic year at its meeting this morning in West Plains.

Undergraduates at the Springfield campus will pay 6 dollars more per credit hour beginning in the fall semester.

Sean Cain is the president of the Student Government Association at Missouri State.

He says after much deliberation, S-G-A agreed to support the tuition increase and the student services fee levels.

University officials say the tuition increase is about at the level of inflation for this year.

Prices for room and board will go up between 4 and a half to 5 percent, depending on where students live on campus.

Tuition at the West Plains campus will remain the same as this year.

Also at today's meeting, the Board of Governors approved the Missouri State Promise Scholarship program, which provides assistance to qualifying students who are at or below the poverty level.