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  The University of Missouri says it will give a 10 percent tuition discount to Missouri students enrolled in a full degree program online.

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Immigrants living in Missouri illegally couldn't receive scholarships or in-state tuition under a bill approved by the House.

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          Students at all University of Missouri campuses will have to pay more for tuition next year.  The UM System Board of Curators approved a plan Thursday to raise in-state tuition by 0.8 percent.  The new plan will also raise tuition for non-Missouri residents by three percent at the Columbia, St. Louis, and Rolla campuses. 

   The plan passed with a 6-to-1 vote.  David Steelman, the lone curator who voted against the increase, warned the board that constantly raising tuition could have negative long-term effects.

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State residents who pay tuition at the four schools in the University of Missouri system can look forward to flat tuition rates in the coming academic year.

The president of the University of Missouri says he will go along with Gov. Jay Nixon’s request and recommend that tuition for the system’s four campuses not go up next year.

Tim Wolfe, who visited with junior and senior high school students in the Bayless School District in south St. Louis County Friday morning, said that the additional revenue proposed by Nixon in his State of the State address earlier this week should provide the four-campus system with the money it needs without raising tuition.

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The College Board released a report Thursday showing Missouri had the smallest increase in tuition and fees at public four-year institutions in the U.S. 

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Speaking on KBIA’s Intersection earlier this week, Deputy Commissioner for the Missouri Department of Higher Education Paul Wagner said that Missouri has been a national leader in keeping college tuition down. He said that tuition increases at public four year institutions in the state were the lowest in the country over the last three years. That statistic comes from a College Board Report released earlier this month. Wagner points to two factors that have helped limit tuition increases.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is urging college administrators to think twice before proposing large tuition increases in response to state budget cuts.