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The latest report from the national organization ‘The College Board’ released November 4 found Missouri has seen lower tuition increases than most states over the past five years. Missouri’s public, 4-year colleges and universities have increased tuition by 8 percent since 2010, compared to the national average 12.8 percent. Liz Coleman, a Missouri Department of Higher Education spokesperson, said collaborations between Missouri colleges and universities help keep costs down by offering program exchanges for students.

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Graduating students at MU an now discuss their student loan debt with a financial aid counselor in  one-on-one exit counseling.

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The latest U.S. Department of Education figures show Missouri’s average student loan default rates are lower than the national average and institutions paired with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have even lower rates.