increases en UM System urges tuition increases <p>The UM system recommends curators approve an average tuition increase of 6.5 percent, with prices at&nbsp;the University of Missouri in Columbia spiking at as much as&nbsp;7.5 percent.</p><p>State Rep. Chris Kelly (D - Columbia) says the decision is inevitable if the system wants to pay its&nbsp;expenses.<br><br>"The Governor's office left the Curators no choice but to go to tuition for money. The state's failing in its obligation, so we're transferring the cost of our education from students and their parents," Kelly said.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:07:29 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8046 at UM System urges tuition increases