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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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University of Missouri undergraduates who are state residents will pay 1.7 percent more in tuition next year as the four-campus system holds its annual hike to the rate of inflation.

Updated at 5 p.m. following the presentation to the Board of Curators.

Students at the four campuses of the University of Missouri system are likely to face tuition and fee increases again next year as the school struggles to cope with an ongoing decrease in state funding.

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University of Missouri curators are meeting Thursday in Kansas City to discuss a possible tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year.

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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.