Missouri State Board of Governors Approves Potential Tuition Hike

Students at Missouri State could find themselves digging a little deeper in their pockets next year depending on what happens in Jefferson City.

While undergrads could see a rise of as much as $11 per credit hour, President Clif Smart said in a statement that state funding will determine any increase. If the maximum increase needs to go into effect, it would mean about $374 over the amount charged this year.

“We have requested an adjustment to our state appropriation,” Smart said. “Thanks to the work of our legislative leaders, our request has been well received and we are hopeful that it will be approved.

“While we approved an increase in tuition and fees today, we hope that state revenues will allow an increase in our state funding. If that happens, the board will consider waiving some portion of the increases or phasing them in over several years.”

Missouri State would still be lower than the national average and one of the lowest in the state even with an increase.

Other changes that could take place depending on state funding:

  • Graduate students from Missouri could see an increase of up to $10 per credit hour
  • Undergraduate tuition for out-of-state students could increase up to $18 per credit hour
  • Graduate student tuition for out-of-state students could increase up to $21 per credit hour
  • Internet and dual credit fees will not be increased
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